I am reviewing this batch. On the right hand side of the page,
in the GRANTOR column, about 21 names down, the grantee is Timothy. The indexer put "Pastory of Saint John Baptist R C Church" in the organization field. Is this correct? I thought it said "Pastor of Saint John Baptist Church and wasn't sure which field to put it in since that isn't a name. What are your thoughts?
(US, New York, Erie—Index to Land Records, Grantors, 1630–1975 [Part A][MS1B-DL7])
And when did this page for asking questions change?
opinion on the line: Pastory Saint John Baptist R C Church (the R C seems separated but appears to be there)?
it could say 'of' too but compare with the f in Theofil below doesn't seem right?
The Community page probably changed in the last day. There was a request to separate foreign language queries that they are probably implementing rules for, etc.0
John Empoliti ✭✭✭✭✭
A “rectory” is housing for a rector or priest or minister. I’ve never seen the term in question, but I suppose that “Pastory” might refer to the building where the Pastor lived - maybe the clerk’s “homemade” term - perhaps that’s that reason for the space/ “pause.” It doesn’t quite look like the clear “y” exemplars I see, but, like @genthusiast , I’m not comfortable with “of.” Pastory makes some sense, so I’d lean that way. The Researchers gets to draw their own conclusions.0