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Offline Chris Pyne

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NORS or NAXS abbreviation in Parish Register?
« on: Wednesday 09 October 19 07:34 BST (UK) »
At least I think that is what they say, but what do they mean ? This register is from Uffculme, Devon 1680.  Every entry has one of these prefixes, presumably Latin. I have looked at a couple of Latin Genealogy websites but cannot find anything similar.  I am particularly interested in Oct 3rd entry for Nicholas Pine, is it some useful extra clue?
Pre-1855 ; Devon ; Pine, Pyne, Payne, Paine
Post 1855 ; Yorkshire ; Pine, Pyne
Post 1841: Halsall, Lancashire. One Place Study

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Re: NORS or NAXS abbreviation in Parish Register?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 October 19 08:03 BST (UK) »
I believe that the word is actually "were".  I've certainly seen it before related to marriages.

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Re: NORS or NAXS abbreviation in Parish Register?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 October 19 08:08 BST (UK) »
They all say 'were', for example 'June 7th were X and Y married' so no extra information.

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Re: NORS or NAXS abbreviation in Parish Register?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 October 19 09:38 BST (UK) »
Your post is really helpful for me, i will keep following to your post to see if you have any other good ideas. Thank you!


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Re: NORS or NAXS abbreviation in Parish Register?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 09 October 19 14:21 BST (UK) »
There are two really helpful books: one called (I think) The Uffculme Wills and the other Uffculme, A Peculiar Parish. Uffculme though in Devon was a peculiar of Salisbury diocese, so many of its records avoided destruction in the bombing of Exeter.
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
in Stirlingshire, Roxburghshire; Bucks; Devon; Somerset; Northumberland; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan

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Re: NORS or NAXS abbreviation in Parish Register?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 October 19 21:20 BST (UK) »
Hi,

For future research this might help, a long but useful guide to old English writing,

https://fh.familysearch.org/system/files/team/AIT/fsinformation/Resource_Guide/en/Old_English.pdf

It has helped me in the past :)

Regards,
Daisy
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