Dutch term – Voornoemd

In records, you sometimes see a reference to someone, “voornoemd.” That means “aforesaid,” the same person as mentioned before.

For example, the beginning of the record may introduce Jan Jansen as the guardian of Janna Derksen. Further on in the record they may refer to “Jan Jansen, voornoemd,” which refers to the Jan Jansen that was already introduced.

Regents and secretary of the Leper’s hospital in Amsterdam, 1773. Credits: J.L. Augustini, collection Rijksmuseum (public domain)

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