I have a marriage entry I found in this book on Ancestry:

Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800; Ancestry Record 5063 #14673; Name: Elizabeth Wilson; Marriage Date: Abt 1697; Spouse Name: Edward Moseley; Marriage Location: Virginia, United States. Image Quote Page 252: Moseley, Edward & Wilson, Elizabeth; bef. 2 Mar 1697/98; bride was a dau. of Elias Wilson the Elder (died Richmond County 1699/1700); (Richmond County Order Book 3:331; WI 1699–1709:f10r; MRC:139)

The book has a list of abbreviations starting here. But it omits WI and MRC, so I'm wondering what those stand for?

Also where it reads WI 1699–1709:f10r what does f10r stand for?

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    I’m guessing “f10r” means “folio 10, recto”, ie the front side of page 10. See Wikipedia. Hopefully someone more authoritative can confirm.
    – pbasdf
    Commented Oct 5, 2020 at 7:42
  • @pbasdf Thanks, I'm also still wondering what WI stands for.
    – WilliamKF
    Commented Oct 5, 2020 at 23:06

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The prior section has another set of abbreviations for books:

MRC Marriages of Richmond County Virginia 1668–1853 by George H. S. King.

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