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Beckwith/Moon marriage 1699 Loftus, North Yorkshire
« on: Friday 12 November 21 20:36 GMT (UK) »
I would appreciate some help with a couple of words in this parish register snip.

Newark Beckwith married Elizabeth Moon at St Leonard, Loftus in 1699.  The marriage licence was dated 26 June 1699.  The entry in the parish register (second one listed) reads

Newardus Beckwith Armiger et doma? Elizabetha Moon
? ? de Lythe.

Could the date of the marriage be June 28?  The edge of the page seems to be creased.

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Re: Beckwith/Moon marriage 1699 Loftus, North Yorkshire
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 November 21 20:42 GMT (UK) »
The line over both words is a contraction mark, signaling there are letters missing.

So her name  looks like 'dona' - possibly 'donna'.
The other word is the word the scribe uses for 'parish'.
He has written 'prchia', making 'parochia'.
(You can see this more clearly in the marriage entry below this one).
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Beckwith/Moon marriage 1699 Loftus, North Yorkshire
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 November 21 20:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for those suggestions goldie61.  My Latin is very poor but I did wonder if doma was a contraction of domina which Google Translate tells me means Mistress.  I have read somewhere that Mistress denoted a high status woman, and not necessarily a married one.  Could this be the case here? 


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Re: Beckwith/Moon marriage 1699 Loftus, North Yorkshire
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 November 21 21:18 GMT (UK) »
I think ...

Newarchus Beckwith Armiger et dom(in)a Elizabetha Moon
[in?] p(aro)chia de Lyth


Newark Beckwith esquire and mistress Elizabeth Moon, in the parish of Lythe/Lofthouse

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Re: Beckwith/Moon marriage 1699 Loftus, North Yorkshire
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 November 21 21:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your response Bookbox.  That all seems to fit now.  Newardus was merely the transcription on FindMyPast, but Newarchus makes more sense when he was actually Newark.

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