Dear Rhodri, my thoughts are:-
NEPOS , nepotism Latin,
I think that it can mean generally a descendant, perhaps grandson or
granddaughter... or nephew or niece. Latin, Nepos Nepotis.
Cousin... is just as soft-edged... anyone to whom one might be related in
one's wider family. In Shakespeare's plays the term was used to refer to
close blood relatives, or relatives by marriage, or to people of equal
Not very helpful unfortunately.
On 16 December 2017 at 11:03, Rhodri Dafis <henachwr(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Could you please tell me what the Latin "NEPOS" or variant spelling means
in the Grant of Administration.
I was told many years ago that it meant Nephew, but now find it can also
Pedigrees and Trees will have to be re-examined, as in some inserting
another generation would make sense and make it more stable.
In a Pembrokeshire Will dated 1691, for a widow whose children had
predeceased her and all died, without issue which relates to well
documented families (Articles in West Wales Historical Records etc.) her
Full Sister is correctly described as her sister.
Her sisters daughter is called a cousin!
Her half brother, and his children are called cousins!
Nephews and Nieces of her deceased husband and their wives or husbands are
also called cousins.
Reading the Will in isolation does not give the correct picture due to the
use of "Cousin" for all sorts of connections!
What exactly does the term"Cousin" include!
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