This record of my x-gg's brother shows a wedding date recorded from the church calendar.

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What does this mean? (I read the header as "Fer. II Pascs." -- is that perchance Easter Monday?)

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I read the date as "Fer. II. Pasch.", that is the 2nd feastday of Easter -- your interpretation of the Monday following Easter Sunday is valid.

Fer. = ferias (holiday)
Pasch. = Pascha (Easter)

For the numbering, compare the "12 Days of Christmas", which counts Christmas (25 Dec.) as #1 and Epiphany (6 Jan.) as #12.

  • Of course, as we found out in my other question, this date is for the reading of the banns. Unfortunately the actual date of the wedding was never recorded. Commented Feb 10, 2018 at 17:37
  • So the "cop. d. " in the right margin is the whole note and not cropped? Could the smudged ink to the right of Pasch. be a date?
    – bgwiehle
    Commented Feb 10, 2018 at 19:21

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