[APG Public List] "Mrs." in a colonial New England marriage record--social class or married state?

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer christine3cats at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 13:04:32 MDT 2010

Hi, Craig,

I can't cite any sources for this on the spur of the moment, but I'm
pretty sure the title "Mistress" implied a higher social rank than
someone who didn't have the title.


On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Craig Kilby <persisto at live.com> wrote:
> Yes, exactly the point. Now as to the social status, have you discovered anything further on that?
> On Jul 18, 2010, at 11:25 AM, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer wrote:
>> Actually, "Mrs." is an abbreviation for Mistress,

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Hyde Park, NY

Author of: Long-Distance Genealogy:
Researching Your Ancestors from Home

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