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Offline bethanyyd96

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Help with Latin(?) abbreviation
« on: Thursday 14 December 17 16:30 GMT (UK) »
I was looking through burial records from the early 1700s and a few of them contained the word 'vid.' next to the name of the deceased person.

Does anyone know what this word or abbreviation means?
Johnson (Hesketh Bank, Tarleton & Preston)
Chittleburgh (Yorkshire & Norfolk)
Donkin (Newcastle & Durham)
Dunning or Dunhill (Yorkshire)
Dawson (Essex & Hertfordshire)

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Re: Help with Latin(?) abbreviation
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 December 17 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Vidua = widow  ;) ;)
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Re: Help with Latin(?) abbreviation
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 December 17 16:35 GMT (UK) »
Agree with oldtimer - if the abbreviation follows a woman’s name then it will be Vid[ua] or widow.
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Re: Help with Latin(?) abbreviation
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 December 17 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the replies!
Johnson (Hesketh Bank, Tarleton & Preston)
Chittleburgh (Yorkshire & Norfolk)
Donkin (Newcastle & Durham)
Dunning or Dunhill (Yorkshire)
Dawson (Essex & Hertfordshire)