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What is the first word in this baptism record?

Imprimis is Latin for "firstly". The word commonly appears in lists in parish registers and wills, preceding the first item.
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Were bodies shipped overseas to be buried?

It would have been very uncommon, if it ever happened, in the 1600s. And if it did happen, I imagine it would have only have been for a person of significant wealth or importance. The journey across ...
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Interpreting 17th century German dates?

original, probably an exact transcript of the church register entry "verm. 2. post trin. 1649" with abbreviations expanded, German and Latin "vermahlt 2. [Sonntag] post Trinitatis 1649" ...
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Reading entry from Quarter Sessions Order Book of Dorset, England 1682-1693?

Building on the previous answer, the section is headed: Recogn' contin' Respect' & capt' apud ult' sess' (roughly translated: recognizances respited and taken at the last sessions) The ...
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Meaning of Latin phrase "matr. contraxerunt" on 1642 Cornwall marriage record?

As this is Cornwall we have the advantage that images of the original registers are available on Familysearch, and after a bit of digging I found the relevant page. The transciption is pretty much as ...
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Reading entry from Quarter Sessions Order Book of Dorset, England 1682-1693?

The text is indeed Latin, although most words are English names, and some other words are English as well. What I read is this: Arthurus Bewcy de holnest agij. pro b.b. pro b.g. This agij could ...
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How to interpret Samuel Trigg in Early Virginia Immigrants repeated entries?

Let's look at the nature of the source first, using the Evidence Analysis Process Map, keeping in mind the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard and other good genealogical practices. On the EE ...
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Translating 1612 Dutch marriage record

I got a translation. For the record: The first the 7th July 1612 The second the 14th July 1612 The third the 21st of July 1612 Are married before Frans Adriaensz. van Leewen and ...
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Who was William Chittel (Chettle) of Studley?

It sounds like you and your friend have already made considerable effort in dating the clock. I won't question the expertise of whoever suggested it "dates to about 1635" and was "almost certainly ...
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Does "Mr" in a marriage record indicate a minister? (Or, did Rev James Nasmyth marry Lady Gordinstoun?)

This is the image from the source linked in your question: I retweeted your question during a chat today, and Fergus Smith at http://www.oldscottish.com/ kindly gave this answer (you can see from the ...
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What relation could godson be, and brothers of another surname?

A godson does not have to be any relation at all to his godparents, and often is not. I would think a godson is unlikely to also be a son-in-law, given godparents are named at the time of baptism (...
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Interpreting (yet another) 17th century German church record?

I'll give it a try, although the image is quite grainy and some of it is not very well readable: "??? Voigts ( a Vogt is a minor official -- "reeve" or "bailiff" is what I found as possible ...
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Where is Brunfelt, Germany?

I think the place name is Birnfeld (written as Birnfelt): https://s.meyersgaz.org/search?search=birnfeld
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Interpreting 17th century German church record?

All birth records should contain information about the child, the date of birth, his/her parents, plus any godparents, and each underlined name typically starts a new record. (Too bad that the scan ...
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Where is Daniel Trigg from Ancestry Source?

You can find Cavaliers and Pioneers : Vol. 2 1666-1695 Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents in a library near you by looking on Worldcat.org. After that, you can use research guides such as the ...
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Identifying difficult words in 1651 will?

Kayer = A coarse sieve used to winnow corn (separate large from small) https://books.google.com/books?id=tUYOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA31&dq=kayer++corn+-layer&hl=en&sa=X&ved=...
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Finding the parents of Guillielmus and Egidius Van Sever?

According to this marriage index (page 61, ) Franciscus Van Sever and Barbara Soetewey married at 27-01-1756, a number mentioned B338 There are no other Van Sever's mentioned in the index, also no "...
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Who was William Chittel (Chettle) of Studley?

An index to "Clocks Magazine" reports: Chittel, William, of Studley, May 2013 p14 Unfortunately the magazine's website is down at present, but the Google cache of it is available. Scroll down ...
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Connecting the Gassmanns of Untertürkheim and Fellbach

Have you done a literature search? (Familienkundlichen Literaturdatenbank, GoogleBooks, WorldCat, etc.) There are several periodical articles and books (in German) that seem to deal with the family ...
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Meaning of "hinterlassen" in old German marriage record

Hinterlassen means "leave" or "left behind." Really need a more complete transcript. I suspect that the father was deceased at the time of the wedding.
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Why might name Ferdinando be found in early 17th century Cornwall baptisms?

I have a Ferdinando too, and fondly imagined I might have a shipwrecked Spaniard in my tree. However, I think the answer is in the name of Sir Ferdinando Gorges c1565-1647, governor of Plymouth. He ...
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What do MRC and WI Abbreviations Mean in Virginia Marriages of the Northern Neck?

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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Affidavits in English burial records

In 1667 and 1678 the English wool trade was in trouble so a law was passed requiring every body would be wrapped in a woollen shroud to help the industry. Remember that everyday folk would not have ...
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British Farthing, 1658, Thomas Snook, Stalbridg (Stalbridge, Dorset)

Technically it is not a British Farthing but a British Trade Token with an exchage value of a farthing. The Internet Archive at www.archive.org has two volumes of reference books which can be accessed ...
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British Farthing, 1658, Thomas Snook, Stalbridg (Stalbridge, Dorset)

Assisted with input from a friend, I can answer my own question. Wills and admons for Snook of Stalbridge (and the surrounding district) are on ancestry. There is one admon and one will on ancestry ...
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Looking for article on Edith Cromwell / Oliver Cromwell

There isn't enough detail in your question to definitively find the article in question. However, we can give general advice to address "Looking for article..." PERSI, the PERiodical Source ...
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Identifying Catherine who probably married Thomas Courteney before 1695 at or near Ladock (Cornwall)

You are quite correct that, if the the marriage did really happen, the wills of members of the Bennalack family are a good place to look for evidence. All the wills you list can be viewed at the ...
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