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Old Records...Useful Information
Posted by: Lee Davis (ID *****8959) Date: February 27, 2003 at 09:32:53
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Interpretation of verbage may provide useful information encountered in old records. Following are a few of the puzzling letters one may come across when reading old wills or other documents. Full list freely available.

a.a.s. - Died in the year of (his/her) age, ie: a.a.s. 64 (anno aetatis suae)

d.s.p. - Died without issue (decessit sine prole legitima) no children

d.s.p.l. - Died without surviving male issue (decessit sine prole mascula superstia) no surviving sons

d.unm - Died unmarried

d.v.p. - Died in the lifetime of his father (decessit vita patris)

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