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From: "alix mortimer" <>
Subject: Re: Names of children in second marriage
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 08:27:52 +0000
No examples in my tree, but this was certainly how a lot of medieval
families named, lowly as well as noble - I suppose because the giving of
names was more strictly tied to things like wife's father's name,
godparent's name etc, so if it happened to be the same as a first marriage
child, tough! You even find examples of two children from the same marriage
with the same name (ie. the Pastons). This could be a late example, though
I agree three matches might be pushing it a bit!
>From: "Bob Vanstone" <>
>Subject: Names of children in second marriage
>Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 21:32:41 -0800
>Does anyone have information regarding the possiblity of children in a
>second marriage being given the same name as those in the first.
>I have a 1697 marriage from which there was a John, Mary and Elizabeth. I
>thought that the father remarried, and the second family had six children,
>amoung them a John, Mary and Elizabeth. My records indicate the first
>children lived to adulthood so would have been alive when the others were
>named. I am begining to suspect this second family.
>Anyone with experience of such behavior in their trees?
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