Help with terminology?

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  1. Amle

    Amle Well-Known Member

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    Seasons Greetings everyone.

    With a New Year resolution of trying to tidy up my family tree I was wondering if anyone can tell me what this means? This extract is from the parish records Street, Somerset and it is the marriage of my GGGG grandfather and grandmother. I was curious to look at this again as it appeared Abraham Hill was a little old when he got married (by those days standards), I think about 45, so I thought I would check was he a widower? What comes up is the word 'SOJORNER'. There are others in the same records recorded as Bachelor and Screenshot 2020-01-01 at 09.01.27.png Widower, so what is this? With many thanks Elizabeth
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    The dictionary gives the meaning of sojourner as someone who resides temporarily in a place.
     
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    I was just about to write the same thing MM
     
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    Thank you.
    They seem to have a lot of them in the records! I was expecting it to be something to do with marital status and perhaps its another case of me reading too much into things and expecting too much.:(
     

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