mil sep / arm sep

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Gundagai

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Australian English
I know that sepultus means "buried", and it is abbreviated to "sep" on burial records.

But what do the other terms mean that are sometimes used with it?

For example "mil sep" and "arm sep"?

Are there others I might come across?

Thanks :)
 
  • exgerman

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    NYC
    English but my first language was German
    arm and mil are part of title the deceased, or of the deceased's husband or father. They do not form a unit with sep

    arm = armiger (esquire, entitled to a coat of arms, but not a knight)
    mil = miles, knight

    If you look here,you will see that Sir in the genealogies generally corrresponds to mil when they give documentary evidence, and armiger corresponds to plain names.

    Other abbreviations there fil = daughter/son of, ux = wife of, vid = widow of, bapt=baptised.
     
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    exgerman

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    NYC
    English but my first language was German
    On page 322 of the book I linked to, there is a sad but illustrative little story told in two successive entries:
    1626 junii 20. Susan fil. Guil. Cobb, mil. et Susan ux. bapt.
    1627 jun. 15. Susan fil. Guil. Cobb, mil. et Susan sep.
     
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