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Latin in certificates

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I have recently discovered in a parish record a number of interesting (for me)
baptismal records. unfortunaly they seem to be in latin. I am told that
Roman catholic documents were often transcribed this way. Is this true?
I have managed to work out the obvious i.e, the person being baptised, mother, father etc, but one that is throwing me is " MATRINA FUIT" The name given in this column seems to be that of the subjects wife and that can hardly seems right, given that he was only 3 days old at the time. I hope someone can help on this. Thanks in anticipation.
Pat
 

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