Old Tyme abbreviations


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Old Tyme abbreviations

Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.

toukokuu 29, 2007, 9:42am

I wonder if anyone could help me "translate" this bit of text from the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. I've bolded the parts I'm not sure of:

Samuel, carpenter, innholder, Wells, had town gr. 1699, m. 30 Jan. 1700-1 Dorcas Baston(7); j. 1701.

So, my ancestor Sammy ran an inn and did carpentry in Wells, but he had the town wha? Then his lovely wife Dorcas (giggle) did some j thing in 1701.


toukokuu 29, 2007, 9:56am

The book doesn't contain any key to the abbreviations??

toukokuu 29, 2007, 9:59am

Unfortunately I don't own the book. I'm reading snippets of it online.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 29, 2007, 10:35am

Eleven LTers list the book, so I hope one will help you out! Perhaps you might start a new topic with the name of the book as the title, to attract their attention?

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 29, 2007, 10:40am

Oh, I didn't even think about the fact that someone who owns the book might be able help out! I guess then I should mention this this excerpt is from p. 661 under the heading "Stewart, Stuart, Steward".

toukokuu 29, 2007, 2:42pm

According to the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, "gr." is grant and "j." is jury

toukokuu 29, 2007, 2:44pm

oooh! Thank you!

toukokuu 29, 2007, 2:46pm

No problem.

toukokuu 29, 2007, 9:24pm

> 6

So, women could serve on juries in those parts in 1701?

> 1 What's so funny about "Dorcas"?

toukokuu 29, 2007, 9:33pm


It's funny sounding in my head whenever I read it.

toukokuu 30, 2007, 11:16am


I think the "j" for jury is another in the list of references to Max in the old records.

He had a town grant, he married Dorcas, he served on a jury, . . .

toukokuu 30, 2007, 11:28am

> 11

That makes sense. (Though I know there were some rare instances of women on coroner's juries, and, of course, there were juries of matrons when someone plead their belly.)