Agreed but the 1728 date is post civil war and therefore out of the
Elizabethan period :)
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Britain: 'Latin/English after 1536
> These dates are during the Elizabethan period when there was more
> religious leniency, so it seems likely that particularly in the church
> some Latin continued to be used. Like all things historical we can't
> assume that tradition died out overnight. There was for example a Roman
> measure still being mentioned in 1086 in Domesday Book (the sextarius).
>>>> From my experience of documents pertaining to Family history Latin
>>>> continued to be used in clerical forms for quite some time after the
> date you gave
>>> but ths is dependent on the vicar. I have just transcribed a few parish
>>> register entries fo 1600 and 1645 which were in Latin yet another parish
>>> of the same date were in English. Wills of this period are also mulit
>>> language. I have also in my posession a document relating to the sale
>>> of a property in Conisbrough Doncaster dated 1728 which is in Latin
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