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Offline Phranco

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What does 'D' mean when entered for a bride's age on the marriage cert?
« on: Friday 10 December 21 03:02 GMT (UK) »
I'd love to know the answer to this. Trying to work out my Gt Gt Granmother's date of birth.
It looks like a flowery capital D.
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Any response would be grealy appreciated.

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Re: What does 'D' mean when entered for a bride's age on the marriage cert?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 December 21 10:24 GMT (UK) »
"Do" = "Ditto" meaning the same - so the bride was also of Full Age.
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Re: What does 'D' mean when entered for a bride's age on the marriage cert?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 December 21 10:42 GMT (UK) »
I agree with BumbleB -- but if you want to give us the names - maybe some hawk-eyed Rootschatter can find the birth or baptism for you.
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Re: What does 'D' mean when entered for a bride's age on the marriage cert?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 December 21 10:51 GMT (UK) »

Welcome to RootsChat, Phranco  :)

As the others have said Do means Ditto.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/ditto

Of full age in Ireland was 21 and over.

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