|Bynames Found in the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England|
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Bynames Found in the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England
by Karen Larsdatter (Karen Harris)
Many of the women in these records have a Latin byname indicating that they were married or widowed.
Those whose husbands were alive in 1296 have a byname with the word uxor and then a Latinized possessive form of the husband's name, usually just the given name, but sometimes a full name or other identification. (See the section on patronyms for the given names indicated by these Latinized names.
Widows are most frequently denoted with the byname viuda (16 women are labelled that way in these records). Another eight are labelled as que fuit uxor with their former husbands' names:
Emma que fuit uxor Nicholai
Another nine widows are labelled as Relicta with their former husbands' names:
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