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From: Patti Hobbs <>
Subject: [TGF] deed terminology
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 12:05:10 -0500
I'm transcribing a deed and am wondering if there is a term I don't know
The verbiage says:
"This Indenture Made the twelfth day of December in the year of Our Lord One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety five Between William Leigh of Argyle in
the County of Washington in the State of New York farmer of the one part and
Joseph Leigh of the Same place farmer of the other part ....."
Both instances clearly say "farmer." But I know I've seen in other places
where a person MIGHT make their "o" to look like an "a."
Would the term "farmer" be used or is it more likely to be "former."