One Quick Handwriting Transcription Challenge Every Day-for the genealogist in you
Best I can do for first name: SuighamSuigham Harper
It looks like "Wm Hope" with some artistic script over it.
Wow I have no idea !!
First name is probably Abraham or Absalom.
Absm is the first nameIt looks like Hopr for the last name--but it's Hooper. I'll post images from the rest of the document shortly. This is the only place Hooper signed the document.
I believe the "artistic script" is the symbol that is made to indicate that this is where the official seal would have been applied or stamped. I have seen this in modern day use.