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notes:faqs [16/03/2014 18:10]
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notes:faqs [05/10/2017 23:37] (current)
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 Most important is ? meaning possible, for example where an officer is known to have been present at an action but his regiment weren'​t noted, ?? = dubious, in other words, read it somewhere but it sounds bogus. Always appreciate more clarification on these. Most important is ? meaning possible, for example where an officer is known to have been present at an action but his regiment weren'​t noted, ?? = dubious, in other words, read it somewhere but it sounds bogus. Always appreciate more clarification on these.
  
-  *Usual rank abbreviations,​ Gen = General, Col = Colonel, Lt Col = Lieutenant Colonel, Maj = Major, Capt = Captain, Lt = Lieutenant, Ens = Ensign, Sgt = Sergeant, Cpl = Corporal, QM = Quartermaster+  *Usual rank abbreviations,​ Gen = General, Col = Colonel, Lt Col = Lieutenant Colonel, Maj = Major, Rm = Routmaster, Scots cavalry equivalent of captain, Capt = Captain, Lt = Lieutenant, Ens = Ensign, Sgt = Sergeant, Cpl = Corporal, QM = Quartermaster
   *Unit abbreviations,​ Rgt = Regiment, Coy = Company, Trp = Troop, det = detachment   *Unit abbreviations,​ Rgt = Regiment, Coy = Company, Trp = Troop, det = detachment
   *Casualties,​ k = killed, mw = mortally wounded, w = wounded   *Casualties,​ k = killed, mw = mortally wounded, w = wounded
   *NMA = New Model Army   *NMA = New Model Army
 +  *I.O. = Indigent Officer, a Royaist officer claiming a portion of the £60,000 allocated by Charles II to assist officers after the Restoration. Usually followed by county, or L & W for London & Westminster. ​
  
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 Spelling, especially of names, was not terribly well standardised in the seventeenth century. We use the most usual spelling and have tried to aim for consistency,​ but Sir Arthur Hesilrigge - Hazelrig - Hesilridge etc etc shows that there'​s more to be corrected. Therefore, when searching you might need to try some different spellings. ​ Spelling, especially of names, was not terribly well standardised in the seventeenth century. We use the most usual spelling and have tried to aim for consistency,​ but Sir Arthur Hesilrigge - Hazelrig - Hesilridge etc etc shows that there'​s more to be corrected. Therefore, when searching you might need to try some different spellings. ​