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10th January 2007, 01:45
When going through some christening records, I noticed the word 'spurious'.
Does it mean stillborn or is there another explanation?
10th January 2007, 02:19
Not to worry,I have just learnt that it means illegitimate.
10th January 2007, 13:06
No worries BRL,:)
When going through parish records, you will see numerous "spurious" words and some even worse! :)
I remember doing some research in a local parish records on a woman, what I thought at the time was an ancestor of mine (but later found she wasn't!). She had around 9 children!
The first born where called "spurious", but later the wording became stronger - I should imagine that the local vicar / priest was so fed up with her coming every year with another new born, that he started using B......d half way through!!
But it is not un-common, I've seen loads. eek)
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