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ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS[1]

 

 *             The asterisk denotes words which have been further explained in the Glossary.

 

            The English pound sterling.  For further discussion, please refer to the Glossary.

 

            The dagger before a listing indicates the direct line for Fortunatus Sydnor, the progenitor of the American Sydnors.

 

+            The addition sign has been used to show that a listed person has children for whom more complete listing has been given in the next chapter.

 

           The circled addition sign has been used to denote those progeny for whom further descent was known, but not followed.  A reference has been given for those who might want to follow that line further.

 

?            The question mark has been used only in conjunction with circa and a date.  The combination indicates an extravagant guess.  Those dates which have been constructed with greater basis and reason have been denoted with circa alone.

 

 [ ]          Brackets have been used to indicate original spellings; also words and letters added for clarity and correctness.

 

col.          Column.

 

f(f).          Folio(s).  There were several methods of foliating ancient records, and none were directly comparable to pagination.  In connection with some references in foliated documents, the use r for recto and v for versa have been used to further locate the references.

 

L.          Liber, or book.

 

ms(s).          Manuscript(s).

 

p(p).          Page(s).

 

r          Recto, or right side, as used in foliations.

 

v.          Volume.

 

v          Versa, or left side, as used in foliations.

 

 


[1]              This chapter includes revisions through 9 January 1992.