[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] name description - Consort

Rose Ingram roseingram at shaw.ca
Thu May 12 09:40:48 PDT 2005

Thanks Jerry,

I received two private replies.  We have determined that consort basically 
means companion.  Since posting my query, I found two more deaths of women 
in their 40's who were also referred to as consort.

Perhaps their husbands thought them to be Noble women.

Rose Ingram.

From: "Jerry Frank" Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 8:07 AM

> At 12:42 PM 05/05/2005, Rose Ingram wrote:
>>I'm looking at two 1795 death records written in German.  Two women age 80
>>and 84 have the word 'consort' written before their names.  Anyone know 
>>this means?
>>Rose Ingram
> Didn't see anyone respond to this question.  My English dictionary says 
> that the term applies to royalty and is the spouse of either King or 
> Queen.  However, I think it can also be applied to lower levels of 
> nobility in the same way.  Though my German dictionary does not have the 
> word, I would guess that the term is similar.  These women are probably 
> connected to some level of nobility.  Is there any other indication that 
> this might be the case such as an unusual surname?
> Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
> FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca

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