Author Topic: Spelling of Edward/Eduardi 1680 (Dolphin)  (Read 2613 times)

Offline sammidav

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Spelling of Edward/Eduardi 1680 (Dolphin)
« on: Sunday 13 February 05 17:07 GMT (UK) »
Dear All,
I wonder if anyone could help me:
I have traced one line of my family tree (Dolphin) back to a christening in 1689. The father's name is given as Eduardi/Edwardi/Edward. Could anyone tell me whether this is a feature of spelling Edward with an 'i' is a feature of historical spelling or indicative of foreign origins? Also if this is the time of the Civial War were the records more scant during this time as I can't trace back to his wedding? What is the limit of how far back I can actually find church records for people?
Thanks,
Sam
Dawson, Abraham, Duck, Dolphin, Bromley, Milnes
Elwell, Gorst, Smith

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Offline Jebbo

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Re: Spelling of Edward/Eduardi 1680 (Dolphin)
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 February 05 17:38 GMT (UK) »
The father's name given as "Eduardi" / "Edwardi" / similar is an indicator the record is in Latin (Eduardi is the genitive case of Eduardus i.e. "of Edward").

It probably reads something like "<son's name> filius Eduardi <surname> et <wife's name> uxoris ejus bap."

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