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The Online Genealogist: On a gravestone - Consort vs. Relict

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

 Question:  I recently saw in Newburyport, Mass. the gravestones of some ancestors.  It listed one as the Consort and one as the Relict of a relative.  What term does this mean, I am sorry I am new to genealogy.

 

Answer: No need to apologize.  I had the same confusion when I first saw the same type of inscription.  A CONSORT is the "wife" of a living man, and his widow would be his RELICT.

 

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