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From: Martin Willis <>
Subject: [CHS] Meaning of 'din' in Monumental Inscription?
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 12:28:47 +1000
I've just become aware of following Monumental Inscription from Davenham,
>F91 ILMO Roland Loveday WILLIS wd 3 Dec 1889 a5m ILMO Margery WILLIS wd 15
>May 1887 a 5y3m.ILMO Cecily May ROWLAND din. ILMO Donald George WILLIS wd 6
>Aug 1901 a 16y1m. ILMO George Federick Willis d 15 Dec 1928 a77y.
Not having any prior experience with MI's, I've decoded most of it - but am
intrigued by the middle inscription:
Cecily May ROWLAND din.
Any ideas what the 'din' abbreviation stands for? Something like 'died in
infancy' or 'died infant'?
And can any (approx.) date be deduced for this event? (from dates of other
I've found on CheshireBMD a Birth Reg'n 'Cecily May ROWLAND b 1915-17
Weaverham' and I'm also aware of a *surviving* Cecily ROWLAND b c.1919 to
Joe ROWLAND (apprentice of above George F. WILLIS, watchmaker) and Marjorie
(nee WILLIS - dau. of George F.)
Could this be a previous birth/death which the later daughter was named
for? And is this why the inscription was undated?
Thanks for any suggestions,
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