I need help reading one repeated word in this 1670 burial document. It's the first word in September 6 and 14. (It's in other lines throughout this record as well.)
Thanks for your help!
I think it is uxr, an abbreviation of uxor, Latin for wife, e.g. on the 6th Sept the wife of William Kershaw was buried. Spot the women's names, I hope we've made a little progress since the 17th century!
I am wondering if the word is deceased on 6. (de raised c) I am no expert in this handwriting though.
I'm reading this as "vx" and maybe an "e" superscript making this an abbreviation for a prefix like Mr or sir, but they don't seem to fit either. Neither d.s.p. - died without children (decessit sine prole) nor d.v.p. - died in the lifetime of his father (decessit vita patris) seem to fit either. Also, the three letters are only in front of men's names; that's why I thought it was a prefix/title. I'm stumped.
That's it!!! You're brilliant, Ruth! Thank you very much. The stumper for me was that it is only used in front of men's names, so uxor is, of course, the correct answer. Pity none of them could remember their wife's name. (Rolling my eyes.) Thank you, again!