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Quaker Abbreviations 2

altm - at liberty to marry
apd - attending places of diversion
apd - appointed, appealed
apt - appointed
att - attached to, attended

b - born
BG - burial grounds
btw - between
bur - buried
bef - before

c - circa, about
cem - cemetery
cert - certificate
cd - contrary to the Discipline
ch - child, children, church
chm - condemned his/her misconduct
chr - charter
co - chosen overseer (s), county
com - complained, complained of
comm - committee
comp - complained, complained of
con - condemned
ct - certificate, certificate to

d - died, day
dau - daughter
dec - deceased
dis - disowned, disowned for
div - divorced
dp - dropped plain dress and/or speech
dr - drinking spiritous liquor to excess
drpd - dropped
dt - daughter, daughters
dtd - dated

e - east
end - endorsed

FBG - Friends burial grounds
fam - family
form - formerly
fr - from
Frds - Friends

gc - granted certificate
gct - granted certificate to
gl - granted letter
glt - granted letter to
gr dau - grand daughter
gr s - grand son
Gr Yd - grave yard

h or hus - husband

j - joined
jas - joined another society
JP - justice of the peace

ltm - liberated to marry, left at liberty to marry
lvd - lived
lvg - living

m - marry, married, marrying, marriage, month
mbr - member
mbrp - membership
mcd - married contrary to Discipline
MG - minister of the Gospel
MH - meeting house, church
mi - miles
MM - monthly meeting
mos - married out of society
mou - married out of unity
mt - married to
mtg - meeting
mvd - moved

n - north
na - not attending meeting
neg att - neglecting attendance
nmn - no middle name
NW Terr - Northwest Territory

O - Orthodox, Ohio
ou - out of unity

PM - preparative meeting
PO - post office address
prc - produced a certificate
prcf - produced a certificate from
prob - probably

Qkr - Quaker
QM - quarterly meeting

rcd - recorded
rec/rcd - receive, received
recrq - received by request
relfc - released from care for
relrq - released by request
rem - remove, removed
ret - returned, retired (rarely used)
ret mbrp - retained membership
rev - reversed
rm - reported married
rmt - reported married to
roc - received on certificate
rocf - received on certificate from
rol - received on letter
rolf - received on letter from
rpd - reported
rrq - request, requests, requested
rqc - requested certificate
rqct - requested certificate to
rqcuc - requested to come under care (of mtg.)
rst - reinstate, reinstated

s - son, south
sep - separated
sis - sister

temp - temporarily
transfrd - transferred
twp - township

uc - under care (of mtg)
unm - unmarried
upl - using profane language

w - wife, west
w/c - with consent of
wid - widow
w/pwr - with power
wrkd - worked

y - year
YM - yearly meeting

 

 

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