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From: "Nancy McL" <>
Subject: Re: [YKS] Genealogy Terms [was Latin Memorials]
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 09:45:34 +1300
Thanks so much for pointing us to these Genealogy Terms.
They are great - so very concise. Useful for both Newbies and Oldies.
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From: "R S Haigh" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 7:10 AM
Subject: Re: [YKS] Latin memorials
> > > I think Shirley knows it means aged. NN represents any number.
> > > What she is
> > > asking, I think, is does the number - whether 20, 35, 90 or
> > > mean that they were 20, 35 or 90 years old when they died or in their
> > > 20th year (i.e. 19 years old) or 35th year (i.e. 34) or 90th year
> > > I'm afraid I don't know the answer myself but someone might.
> > Yes your are quite right it means aged '20' or '35' at time of death. I
> > think the description in his 40th year would be quite different. In the
> > Church Recording Society I belong to we always take it to be the actual
> > when recording inscriptions on tombs.
> Not an expert on medieval Latin idiom (and the question is about idiom,
> a literal translation isn't necessarily the right answer). But that
> the answer I was sort-of-expecting, so I went looking for chapter and
> and found this instead, which seems to be saying the opposite:
> Actually, did people ever reckon dates and ages by completed years before
> relatively recent times?
> Robin Haigh
> in Barnsley
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