"Do." in 1689's signatories?

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  1. reaganmarsh

    reaganmarsh Puritan Board Senior

    Greetings PB brethren,

    I've got a question for you. In Lumpkin's Baptist Confessions of Faith, p. 220 lists the signatories of the Second London Confession in 4 columns, like this:

    Hanserd Knollys Pastor Broken Wharf London
    William Kiffin Do. Devonshire-Sq. Do.
    John Harris Do. Joiners' Hall Do.

    And etc., for 37 lines total.

    I'm pretty sure that the initial "Do." in the second column means "Dr." The second column lists "Pastor" (6x), "Minister" (5x), "Preacher" (1x), and "Do." (21x).

    What would the second "Do." mean (in the fourth column)? I'm guessing a location, but I'm not familiar enough with English geography to be certain. It appears 11x there.

    Thanks, y'all!
     
  2. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Short for Ditto. (Same as above). As in Rush's Dittoheads. We use a quote mark these days.

    So your example would read:

    Hanserd Knollys Pastor Broken Wharf London
    William Kiffin Pastor Devonshire-Sq. London
    John Harris Pastor Joiners' Hall London
     
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  3. reaganmarsh

    reaganmarsh Puritan Board Senior

    That makes sense. Thank you!
     
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