Important note

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parcell: this is the normal contraction for per or par -- a p with a horizontal line through its descender.

parte - the horizontal stroke through the tail of p represents per- or par-

promise - contraction for pro


contraction for pre: top: the premisses; bottom: presentes; the p is followed by a flourish above the line.

mencioned: the horizontal line signifies the omission of minims [although it can also be a general contraction mark], in this case the i between c and o.

The horizontal line can, however, be a general contraction as here in Tenement.

sou[er]aigne; the contraction for medial -er- is a looped or sometimes angular flourish above the line.

pownd[es]: the looped suspension at the end represents -es [sometimes -is].

Kinges - the flourish at the end is the normal suspension for final -es

with: superscript characters indicate that previous characters have been omitted; this is the usual representation of with [and within, but this word needs to be differentiated from w[hi]ch as below].

which: superscript characters indicate that previous characters have been omitted; this is the usual representation of which [but it needs to be differentiated from with as above].

elisions: thother = the other - usually elisions occur on the + the following word

ampersand (&)

our: superscript characters indicate that previous characters have been omitted; this is the usual representation of u omitted by r superscript.