Marriage allegation

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  1. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Could someone please try and translate this for me.

    original can be found on FMP

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    The name James Hinton appears at the top and then the text reads:
    Also appeared personally James Horton of the Parish
    of Whitchurch aforesaid Yeoman & being sworn on the
    holy Evangelist made Oath as follows (to wit) that
    he is the lawful Father of the above named Sarah Horton
    & that he is consenting to the above-named intended Marriage

    Below that is the signature of James Horton and then the filled in names after 'The said' are Jas Hinton and Jas Horton
     
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    Just a couple of other bits That I can't make out

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    What is the word after Lichfield & Coventry ?

    A bit further down it has the same for Sarah but after Lichfield & Coventry on that it says Spinster. I thought the above might say Bachelor but it looks more like sailor to me.

    And what is the word after James Collier (Begins with an 'A')

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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    I think it is his occupation -Sailor (or possibly tailor), as I can see the word Batchelor further down.

    No idea on the A word though:( perhaps his eclesiastical status?
     
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    2 years later John Collier did a baptism he has letters after his name so maybe you're right.
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    Attending curate perhaps?
     
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    A M: Associate/Assistant Minister, perhaps?

     
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    That will do nicely, thank you all very much ;)
     
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    AM stands for Artium Magister. This is the Latin for MA, a Master of Arts degree.

    And I agree with Sailor as the occupation - cf 'S' in Salop just above.
     
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    It certainly looks like Sailor, as the S is identical to the one above in Salop. Strange profession for somewhere as far from the sea as you can get!
    The word starting A is a clerical abbreviation of some sort - 'authorised'? and probably qualifies Surrogate in the next line. It's showing that John Collier is the appointed representative of the relevant Bishop or Archdeacon.
     
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    Arthur's post crossed with mine - I'm sure he is correct regarding AM

    Steve
     
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