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.