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Offline Cfdm

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Help with a latin word in a Baptismal record
« on: Thursday 31 July 14 08:19 BST (UK) »
Hello.

I am having difficulty reading one word, in this Baptismal record.

It's in the 3rd line down (not including date line), and 2nd word in. The word follows Burns and starts with an A. 

I think it concerns the religion of Margaret Burns, the mother.  The father had "Cath' noted after his name. I can find no one else with their religion noted.

Any help would be appreciated.

 



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Re: Help with a latin word in a Baptismal record
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 31 July 14 14:11 BST (UK) »
Hi

It's a  Catholic Baptism, with a Catholic father and I think, a non-Catholic mother.

The abbreviation after the mother's name, looks like "AOa" - but appears to me have been first written as "A__a" . I think could be an abbreviation of a Latin term for Non-Catholic :
Aut Alia  (lit. or other).

Interesting info here:
http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/Roman-Catholic-baptism.html

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Re: Help with a latin word in a Baptismal record
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 31 July 14 18:39 BST (UK) »
I have also seen acath as meaning non Catholic and it might just be that, cb
Broadley (Lancs all dates and Halifax bef 1654)


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Re: Help with a latin word in a Baptismal record
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 August 14 01:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much.

The fact that she is a non-catholic backs up the information I have on her now.

Apparently, they were married while still in Ireland.

I wonder how this was viewed, by their families, and if this was a reason they left right after getting married.

Thanks Again,
Colleen