Discussion in 'BMD Certificates' started by Chimp, Jun 14, 2019.
Could someone please try and translate this for me.
original can be found on FMP
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
Thank you very much @Steve Bumstead you have been a great help.
Just a couple of other bits That I can't make out
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')
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?
2 years later John Collier did a baptism he has letters after his name so maybe you're right.
Attending curate perhaps?
A M: Associate/Assistant Minister, perhaps?
That will do nicely, thank you all very much
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.
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.
Arthur's post crossed with mine - I'm sure he is correct regarding AM
Separate names with a comma.