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I read "vivente." Meaning she was alive. Not sure why they would write that though so it could be wrong.
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Anizio wrote:I read "vivente." Meaning she was alive. Not sure why they would write that though so it could be wrong.
I agree. It looks like "vivente" - possibly because the bride was age 20, and since the father was unknown, it is noted at the bottom of the record that the mother of the bride gave her consent as indicated in the banns.
Thanks, I agree it may have to do with the fact that the father is unknown. Giovanna had two other children whose father's names were also unknown. I suspect she was a prostitute or something. Maybe they wanted to make it clear that yes, the bride's mother is alive but even she doesn't know who the bride's father is.
Not really she could have conceived with someone with high ranking in the town like a priest or civil official or a property ownerGiovanna had two other children whose father's names were also unknown. I suspect she was a prostitute or something.
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Yeah, I'd considered something like that too (that was the "or something" lol), because I wasn't sure how common it would be for a common prostitute to keep and raise three children. A mistress of someone wealthy or important might be more likely. So frustrating knowing the paternal side here is a dead end but hoping to find out more about Giovanna's parents at least. Thanks again.
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