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Meanings of abbreviations in London Parish Register

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Meanings of abbreviations in London Parish Register

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 4:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've found details in a 17th Century London Parish Register and am not sure what they mean. Here's an example:

Henry Singleton, w., & Mary Roch, w., John Moore.
Will. Good, w., & Joan Fort, s., John Bennet.
Will. Shaw, b., & Margaret Ellford, s., John Mitchell.
Tho. Atwell, b., & Anna Lane, s.. Will. Gumbie.

I know what the shortened names are, but what are the letters 's' 'w' and 'b' meant to mean
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Ethics_Man 23 Nov 2010 11:24PM GMT 
BelleRinger 24 Nov 2010 2:04PM GMT 
Ethics_Man 24 Nov 2010 2:22PM GMT 
BelleRinger 24 Nov 2010 2:29PM GMT 
Ethics_Man 24 Nov 2010 2:39PM GMT 
BelleRinger 24 Nov 2010 2:57PM GMT 
Ethics_Man 24 Nov 2010 3:03PM GMT 
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