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From: Eva Mitchell <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] "More Solito"
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 13:04:20 -0700
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Thanks Gavin - I knew I could count on you for the answers I need! This was
in the Parish of Aboyne, both parties having lived at Bottomend I believe.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin Bell" <>
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Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 2:33 AM
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] "More Solito"

> Eva Mitchell wrote:
>>Could someone on the list explain the meaning of "More Solito" as written
>>in a marriage registration. I have noticed it appears often when both
>>parties were from the same Parish -- "1816 March 12 - Mitchell & Birse -
>>John Mitchell & Mary Birse both in this Parish, More Solito".
> This is Latin, meaning "according to the usual custom". If you can find
> an entry that does not include these words, we could perhaps establish
> what the "usual custom" was. Customs did vary in different parishes,
> and over time, but 1816 sounds a little late for the marriage process to
> have started with the "Consignation of Pledges", so the phrase probably
> means that the marriage was solemnised "... after Proclamations on
> three separate Sabbaths".
> Which parish was this?
> Gavin Bell
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