Need help confirming name in will - Decipher Handwriting Please

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Hello.  I have found a will which I believe belongs to Thomas Mayowe - my 12th great grandfather.  On line 16 it mentions Lonora Hunkin's children.  I just want to be sure that I have interpreted the handwriting correctly. Grateful for any assistance. The link to the document is:



WikiTree profile: Thomas Mayowe
in Genealogy Help by Merryl Hunkin G2G6 (7.9k points)
Although it seems an odd spelling I think it may be Lowere.

Here's my thinking

His o is quite clear throughout,  his  e varies but compare the e with those in Mayowes in the line above and  in poundes thirteen a couple of lines below. The middle letter doesn't look like any of the ns (compare with  ne in the word conteyned; first word sixth line. ) It does resemble the w in  Mayowes(children) in the line above and elsewhere.
I agree, it seems clear that the spelling is "Lowere". Perhaps an archaic version of the modern name "Laura"?
Thank you.  Any thoughts on the surname Hunkin next to her name?

Definitely looks like Hunkin to me. It does have an "s" on the end, but I'm not sure whether this is part of the surname (ie could be interpreted as Lowere Hunkin's Childrene or Lowere Hunkins' Childrene)


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