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Subject: Re: (no subject); de Stuteville
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 23:29:08 EDT
Tuesday, 2 July, 2002
Glad to see that Wimer 'dapiferus' was included in DP. I was in the
process to trying to verify the generations following Wimer, but this is the
line of the holders of Gressenhall and Elsing [ also called fitz Roger, de
Gressenhall,.... possibly other names by their serfs as well.......;) ] .
'Nepotes' [singular ' Nepos ' ] would in a perfect world mean Nephew;
however, during this time period the terms is best understood only as '
kinsman ' [Nepotes = kinsmen]. They could be nephews; or cousins; even
better, one could be a nephew, the other a cousin. I have heard of its use
in designating a descendant other than a child, so a grandson could be
Hope this helps.......
* John P. Ravilious