Re: Meaning of
- From: John Prentice <editor-usenet-faqs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 23:04:44 +0000
On 11/02/2012 22:28, Charles Ellson wrote:
On Sat, 11 Feb 2012 17:11:50 +0000, Jenny M Benson
On 11/02/2012 10:37, Kiwi in Aus wrote:Google translates both as "well known". I suspect possibly tendingmale nota or notus in Baptism registers for Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex,
c 1700-1800, I am assuming it means no husband as it appears with only a
I think it indicates a woman "of ill-repute."
toward amateur rather than professional lack of repute otherwise IME
less euphemism is used.
I'm fascinated! Have you found "professionals'" children in your searches? What did the records say?
With a couple of possible exceptions (one bigamist, and one that might be the same as mentioned in court records), my ancestors seem to have been largely in the poor-but-honest category. Well, unless there's some code on the BMD certs or church records that I missed!
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