LATIN

TIM'S GUIDE TO PARISH REGISTER LATIN

NUMBERS (as in Parish Register dates)

1. primo
2. secundo
3. tertio
4. quarto
5. quinto
6. sexto
7. septimo
8. octavo
9. nono
10. decimo
11. undecimo
12. duodecimo
13. decimo tertio
14. decimo quarto
15. decimo quinto
16. decimo sextio
17. decimo septimo
18. decimo octavo
19. decimo nono or
undevisimo
20. vic(g)esimo
21. vicesimo primo
29. vicesimo nono or
undetricesimo
30. tricesimo or trigesimo
31. tricesimo primo

ROMAN NUMERALS

I = 1
V = 5
X = 10
L = 50
C = 100
D = 500
M = 1000

MONTHS

Translate as nearest English equivalent eg., Septembris - - 7th Month - September.

OTHER TERMS

Ambo - both
Baptizat or similar - Baptism
Ecclesia - Church
Eodem - Same
Filia = daughter
Filius = son
Infer = Lower
In hac ... - In this (here)...
Magna - Great
Month - Month
Matrimonium or similar - marriage
Nihil nisi lana - In Wool only
Parva - little
Sepultat or similar - Burial
Sui mano = by his own hand (ie suicide)
Super = Upper

EXAMPLES

Umfridus filius Guido Donkin - Humphrey son of Guy Donkin
Matilda filia Jacobus Key - Maud (usually) daughter of James (usually) Key.
Lucas Colby de Scagglethorpe in hac parochia et Agneta Cole ibid, copulati sunt -
Luke Colby of Scagglethorpe in this parish married Anna Cole of the same place.

FURTHER RESEARCH

See p57-70 of McLaughlin - Further Steps in Family History, FFHS or Eileen A. Gooder - LATIN FOR LOCAL HISTORY - an introduction, Longman. See also a printed Parish Register, SETTRINGTON (in YCL), for examples of the use of Latin.



This page is compiled by Timothy J. Owston of York, England, March 2008.
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