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Offline Matt62

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What does "M.I. to self and wives" mean?
« on: Saturday 01 June 19 18:50 BST (UK) »
In a family tree published in 1902 with my Smith family ancestors from Leeds in it, I read that one of my ancestors William Smith (1716-84) had 'three wives' and was "a cloth manufacturer, M.I. to self and wives in Leeds Parish Church".

Could someone please enlighten me as to the meaning of the acronym "M.I."?

I am guessing it means "[married something]".

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Re: What does "M.I. to self and wives" mean?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 June 19 18:53 BST (UK) »
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