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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!
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