Quondam?

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jestes
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Quondam?

Post by jestes » 04 Aug 2016, 02:36

Is this an abbreviation for the word "quondam" between "Francisco Patrinostro" and "Balthassaris"? Does this mean that Baldassare was Francesco's father?

Also, who is Maria Rampello, a midwife?

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Re: Quondam?

Post by erudita74 » 04 Aug 2016, 03:21

It means "formerly" or at one time. In other words, the father Baldassare was deceased. As to Domenica Maria Rampello, she was the midwife approved to baptize the infant in danger of dying.

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Re: Quondam?

Post by jestes » 04 Aug 2016, 20:29

Thanks! The way it is worded it sounds like Francesco used to be Baldassare when he was alive. :)

So the infant is Baldassare, his father is Francesco, and Francesco's father is Baldassare.

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Re: Quondam?

Post by erudita74 » 04 Aug 2016, 21:24

Yes, the infant was named for his deceased paternal grandfather
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