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What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Richardson
Looking up info on possible ancestor named William Richardson. In the "Vital Records of Marblehead, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849" I find this:

Under Marriages for Richardson
William Prichard [int. and c.r.i.] and Lydia Felton Dec 15 1768

What is [int. and c.r.i.] an abbreviation for? Only guess I have is CRI = Church Records Indicate. No idea was int. is short for.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 6:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Int. since it is in a marriage record probably refers to a Declaration of Intent which was sometimes required to be filed in a court prior to a marriage. Similar to Banns which were read in church a Declaration of Intent was posted or otherwise published prior to a marriage. I haven't come across c.r.i, but am curious. If you have access to the real 'live' book, it may include an explanation of the abbreviations

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 6:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
From the abbreviation list in "Mass. Vital Records to 1850" in the section: C.R.I. –church record, Orthodox Congregational Church”. You'll see this in records of birth, baptism, marriage and death.

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 1:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
CR1 in Marblehead is the congregational church on Washington St, known as Old North.

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 2:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for all your help everyone!

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 4 Oct 2013 2:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is a genealogy abbreviation list I found for anyone who's interested: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/abbrev.html#O

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 24 Nov 2013 1:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for posting the list!

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 26 Nov 2013 4:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
You're very welcome!

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 1:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks a bunch for the information. now that I know what c.r. is I will just have to find out what c.r. 3 means. I think it must me one of the churches.

Re: What does int. and c.r.i. mean in MA Vital Records?

Posted: 12 Jan 2015 12:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
I was reviewed the abbreviations pages (6-8) for the "Vital records of Bradford Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849," published by the Topsfield Historical Society in Topsfield, MA in 1907. For those of you who never had the privilege of using a manual typewriter, you may not know that there was no key dedicated to the number 1. To type a number one, you had to use a lower case "l" or an upper case "I" (you can see with this particular font, the results are the same for the L and i). So, "c.r.I" means C.R.1. The combination, c.r., means "church record"; g.r., means "grave record"; and p.r. means "private record" (family, bible, etc.). When you go to the document's abbreviation page, it will tell you which church or graveyard is assigned #1, #2, and so on. In this particular record, C.R.I. means, "Bradford First Congregational Church," and C.R.2. means, "Bradford Second Congregational Church." Obviously, the church that c.r.1. refers to in one document is not likely to be the same place when c.r.1. appears in an entirely different document.

It's worthwhile to check within the abbreviations section any line that has a p.r. reference. It will tell you, as of that date, who owned the information. Very useful if you want to play detective and try to track down original documents.

As to i.n.t., it means "intention of marriage" so I imagine that equated to an engagement announcement.
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