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My transcript from Bishop's Transcripts, Church of England, Parish of Melbourne, Cambridgeshire. 1616 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9T9-6BN5?i=41&cat=1109075

J***rimis Thomas Sonne of John Casbold and Joan baptized the 28th of Aprill

I've seen this term on a few other records...does it have a special meaning?

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  • Welcome to G&FH SE! Would you be able to provide a source for that record so that we can see the year (1616?) and parish/county in which it wa made, please? – PolyGeo May 16 '16 at 20:21
  • Thank you for the welcome. Bishop's Transcripts, Church of England, Parish of Melbourne, Cambridgeshire. 1616 familysearch.org/ark:/61903/… – Jon Casbon May 17 '16 at 2:39
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Imprimis is Latin for "firstly". The word commonly appears in lists in parish registers and wills, preceding the first item.

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    Thank you so much! So basically it is just referring to the first record in a given set (the first baptism of the year in this case). – Jon Casbon May 17 '16 at 3:42

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