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Subject: Help needed
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 14:46:37 +0100
Let me start by saying that I have absolutely no knowledge of Latin,
whatsoever. I use a Latin/English dictionary to help me with records
that are written in Latin.
I am currently attempting to make sense of some early Parish Registers
(without too much success). Perhaps an example of what is confusing
me, will help.
The first entry for the year 1542 is as follows:
xj die Novembris nata fuit Agnes Broke et eodem die baptizata est in
Using my primitive method of translation, I originally decided that this
probably said something like:
11th November was born Agnes Broke and, the same day, was
baptized in (?????) church.
I thought it was a bit strange that baptism took place on the day of the
birth, but decided that there could be a good reason for this. Then, I
noticed that a similar wording appeared against all the following
baptisms (for several years).
Now, I realize that I have got it wrong. I have obviously made a mistake
in translating eodem, and have no idea how d'c'a' fits into all of this.
Can anyone please put me back on the right track.