What does this Mean?

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  1. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    From FS Kingston Jamaican Baptisms - dated 26/2/1814

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    Amelia Cater and her sister Martha Henry - it says both children of Charlotte Arnott by
    J Cater fr 2nd.

    What does the fr 2nd mean?

    I have left more of the page for comparison, and other abbreviations.
    fr mo - free mulatto ?
    fr blk - free black ?

    Hope @Figgs is about;)
     

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    According to the link below, it might be a Q rather than a 2, and stand for quadroon.

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    http://aparcelofribbons.co.uk/2011/11/whats-in-a-name-searching-jamaican-parish-registers/
     
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    Thank you @Andromeda, that is a great help.

    My cousin is searching her husband's family, and the site you have listed will help her no end. Neither of us have had to look at the West Indies before, so we are learning as we go long.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I agree, quadroon. Down further is Blk, and another is Mo, for mulatto.
     
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    Thank you AM, it is a term we had not come across before.

    I am old enough to remember being taught that shape as a capital Q:D, but never gave it a thought when trying to read the baptism:oops:.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    If you go back here try and find some content by Joanne, Wendy’s daughter. She had an interesting thread we helped her with on Jamaican and surrounds genealogy. I had lots of fun looking around there. There is lots online without having to resort to a paid sub. It is a very interesting place to study and all well documented. Including slave returns.
     
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    I found that thread but it won’t help you as @Joanne was only after the info on one person named Mary.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    My Lass is pretty well wrapped up in work things at the mo', & doesn't get much time on the computer at all. That 'virus' is active there again. :(
    She spoke on phone last night & was tired out plus family dog's "antics" through the day to clean up.
     
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    Hope she feels better soon():-)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I so feel for staff in 'care facilities' or hospitals or anywhere that a carer is needed/ employed when that virus catches up again. Usually 'lockdown' follows may be lessened now as people get so 'we'll be right mate' with it.
     
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    Mm. My old schoolfriend succumbed to it yesterday after two and a half years of working on the 'virus' ward.

    Yes, a really interesting thread, MM. I need to go back to my Caribbean link at some point.
     
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