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From: "Liz Parkinson" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Meaning of 'din' in Monumental Inscription?
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 07:15:07 +0000
I have a theory about this and other things - especially atrefacts that we
find in the when clearing the homes of deceased elderly relatives. It is
something the Victorians invented JUST TO CONFUSE US!!!!!! There were so
many such objects in my late maiden aunts house that I now have a collection
of bizarre objects for a "what the heck is it" quiz round!
No sensible suggestion for din tho - died in night? If the d is small
letter it cant stand for Dei - latin for God can it. what does the wd
after the next one stand for - that might give a clue. Perhaps she was a
noisy little girl - and made a din. (sorry - couldnt resist that!) My
dictionary has a pages of abbreviations - but it says it is German
equivalent of BSI - British Standards Instite - so it cant be that.
Please post answer to the list - I am now intrigues also
>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
> >May 1887 a 5y3m.ILMO Cecily May ROWLAND din. ILMO Donald George WILLIS wd
> >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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