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Nomenclature 
21st-Nov-2006 10:27 pm
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I'm working more on the family trees.

I really enjoy doing all this.

Here's a question:
One of the people (from the 1700s) has a note of 'B.A. Trinity Oxon'.

That's definitely what it says. I've Google'd a bit, just thought I'd throw it out here.

Is Oxon indeed short for Oxford?

Cheers. :)
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21st-Nov-2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, from the Latin "Oxonia," for Oxfordshire.
21st-Nov-2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
> Is Oxon indeed short for Oxford?

Yep.
21st-Nov-2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oxon normally means Oxfordshire. There is a Trinity College at Oxford so I would assume this is what it means...
21st-Nov-2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
My thought exactly. I would expand the above to read "Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, Oxfordshire."
21st-Nov-2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
Not Oxfordshire but Oxford University, which is in the city of Oxford, and of which Trinity is a college. Trinity College, Oxford.

The abbreviation is for "Oxoniensis."

Me, I've got the M.A. (Cantab.), which is Cantabrigiensis--Cambridge.
22nd-Nov-2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Ah. That makes better sense.
(I should get my pics of Cambridge up shortly...)
21st-Nov-2006 11:16 pm (UTC)

Oh that reminds me, did you get the book I sent you?
22nd-Nov-2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, thanks. It got here the same day that Tom came home and I forgot to say.

Now that Tom's off again, I'm going to read it. :)
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