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Latin word in parish register, 1697
« on: Wednesday 08 April 20 19:02 BST (UK) »
Hello, in the middle of this image is the baptism of Elizabeth, daughter of John Ash.

After John's name is what looks like the word 'Lair' - can anyone suggest what this means? John was a butcher and was sometimes referred to as John Ash junior, but I don't recognise this term.

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Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)

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Re: Latin word in parish register, 1697
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 April 20 19:21 BST (UK) »
It looks like laic:, baptized by a lay person?
Broadley (Lancs all dates and Halifax bef 1654)

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Re: Latin word in parish register, 1697
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 April 20 01:29 BST (UK) »
Hi mijath

According to my Latin cheat sheet the word for butcher was lanius or laniator. Could it be some form of contraction for either of those words?

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Re: Latin word in parish register, 1697
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 April 20 06:11 BST (UK) »
I see the same as Clayton Bradley: Laicus or lay person.

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Re: Latin word in parish register, 1697
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 April 20 10:12 BST (UK) »
John was a butcher and was sometimes referred to as John Ash junior, but I don't recognise this term.

There is another copy of the register online, which shows Lanius (= butcher).