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    Burial Register annotation

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    Does anyone have any idea what a margin note 'F L' means in a burial register?

    I was only recording the burials for two surnames in the 18th century and it appears against 3 burials in the 1760s.

    I wondered if it was something to do with being buried, or not, in wool but I thought that 'A' or 'Aff' was the usual (and required) annotation?

    Many thanks for any help
    Avatar....My darling mum, Irene June Robinson nee Pearson 1931-2019.

    'Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

    #2
    Could it be 'First Lair' or more likely 'Final Lair'?

    This would indicate that it was the first or last lair in a multi-lair grave.

    Hugo

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      #3
      Hugo

      I must admit I have never heard of that!

      Thank you
      Avatar....My darling mum, Irene June Robinson nee Pearson 1931-2019.

      'Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

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        #4
        Could it be anything to do with where the place is? Could it be an abbreviation for a nearby place from which the people came?

        Christine
        Researching: BENNETT (Leics/Birmingham-ish) - incl. Leonard BENNETT in Detroit & Florida ; WARR/WOR, STRATFORD & GARDNER/GARNAR (Oxon); CHRISTMAS, RUSSELL, PAFOOT/PAFFORD (Hants); BIGWOOD, HAYLER/HAILOR (Sussex); LANCASTER (Beds, Berks, Wilts) - plus - COCKS (Spitalfields, Liverpool, Plymouth); RUSE/ROWSE, TREMEER, WADLIN(G)/WADLETON (Devonport, E Cornwall); GOULD (S Devon); CHAPMAN, HALL/HOLE, HORN (N Devon); BARRON, SCANTLEBURY (Mevagissey)...

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          #5
          Christine

          The parish is Hampstead Middlesex and I have just done a quick check on parloc for a 5 mile radius and there is nothing that would fit so I don't think it has anything to do with a nearby place. There is also no area of the village, that I know of, that would account for the initials.

          Thank you for the suggestion though, I hadn't thought of that.
          Avatar....My darling mum, Irene June Robinson nee Pearson 1931-2019.

          'Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

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            #6
            Hugo's reference to Lairs is a Scottish term, still used today. So it wouldn't apply to a Middlesex burial.
            Uncle John

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              #7
              Uncle John

              Thank you for clarifying that.

              I am beginning to wonder if it does have something to do with burial in linen....Fined for burial in Linen???....But no entries around it have a corresponding 'A' or 'Aff' to suggest they were still adhering to the Acts.

              Maybe the incumbent gave up recording who was buried in wool as it would be taken as a given, but recorded burial in Linen as he had to account for the fine being paid.

              I may never know!

              Thanks again
              Avatar....My darling mum, Irene June Robinson nee Pearson 1931-2019.

              'Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

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