Macoupin County IL, Wills and Guardianship

Wills and Guardianship

from Macoupin County IL Probate Records

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What do those initials in wills mean?

BRISTOW, James Will (1867)
COVERDILL, Williams R. Will (1861)
DOTSON, Thomas C. (1880) Probate Record
HOOVER, Felix Will (1835)
MCCOLLOM - Jasper W., William M. James McKendrie, Agnes O. (Guardian Daniel W. EDWARDS) Guardianship 1851
MEIHE, Henry Will (1882)
MORRIS, John Will (1867)
ROACH, William Will (1868)

Initials after your ancestor's names may provide useful information
that you'd not expected. The following list includes initials you may
come across when reading old wills or other documents.
a.a.s. - died in the year of his/her age (anno aetitis
            suae) (86 y/o or died in year 86 of his/her life)
d.s.p. - died without issue (decessit sine prole legitima)
d.s.p.l. - died without legitimate issue (decessit sine prole
             mascula supesita)
d.s.p.m.s. - died without surviving male issue (decessit
                  sine prole mascula supersita)
d.s.p.s. - died without surviving issue (decessit sine prole
d.unm - died unmarried
d.v.p. - died in the lifetime of his father (decessit vita patris)
d.v.m. - died in the lifetime of his mother (decessit vita matris)
Et al - and others (et alia)
Inst - present month (instans)
Liber - book or volume
Nepos - grandson
Nunc - Nuncapative will, an oral will, written by a witness
Ob - he/she died (obit)
Relict - widow or widower (relicta/relictus)
Sic - so or thus, exact copy as written
Testes - witnesses
Utl - late (ultimo)
Ux or vs - wife (uxor)
Viz - namely (videlicet)


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