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Subject: Re: Need correct lineage of Isabel (Tempest) Hammeton
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 13:51:10 EST
In a message dated 12/24/2010 10:30:29 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> So this is the original text, but restored and with the
> incised lines in-filled. Winder's comment is "This filling-in of the
> lines has resulted in a misreading of the date of Henry Pudsay's death
> which is commonly given as 1509 instead of 1520. The correct
> inscription, translated, is as follows "HERE LIES HENRY PUDSAY
> ESQUIRE, LORD OF BOLTON WHO BUILT THIS CHANTRY AND DIED 1520 AND
> MARGARET HIS WIFE WHO DIED AD 1500. ON WHOSE SOULS MAY GOD HAVE
> MERCY." That is a simple and direct translation of the medieval
Wrong. He is supposing that it should read 1520 instead of 1509. So this
is not a "simple and direct translation".
His death isn't "commonly given as 1509", rather the inscription states
The only way round this is to SUPPOSE that the infilling resulted in some
kind of error, making the x into an i.
We've already been through this. Winder is not a new authority to remove
all past authorities. This is his own guess.
That he is forcing the issue because he "knows when Henry died" is a