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Some unusual abbreviations.

Some unusual abbreviations.

Posted: 5 Jan 2013 9:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gifford Smith Meynell
Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me? I have come across some unusual abbreviations which I am struggling to make sense of. The info is:

Ann Giffard [6] (unm.) 1559 fw; m p1559 George Smith of Ashby, Leics and Wotton, Warwicks; (and had chn: Ann m Francis Meynell of Willington, Derbys c1560-.... QV).

I have managed to translate to:

Ann Giffard [6] (unmarried.) 1559 fw; married p1559 George Smith of Ashby, Leicestershire and Wotton, Warwickshire ; (and had children: Ann married Francis Meynell of Willington, Derbyshire circa 1560-.... quod vidē).

But I am not sure of the meaning of:

1559 fw and
p1559

Also, I am confused by the use of '(unmarried)' and then later 'married'. It seems to contradict itself, unless i have misunderstood (unm.).

Many thanks, Sarah

Re: Some unusual abbreviations.

Posted: 7 Jan 2013 12:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
What is the source of the information that you found?

Re: Some unusual abbreviations.

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 1:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
What is also confusing is who did Ann marry, George Smith of Ashby, or Francis Meynell of Willington?

Also, maybe George Smith was the preacher who married them, and not the husband?

The "unm" could mean "unnamed" as in her parents were not mentioned?

Also, could the [6] be a family generation number of whoever was doing the original researching???

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