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Exercise 9 Real and Hypothetical People

In this charter Alberic refers to ‘my heir’, without any name. This reference is a non-specific reference to the fact that someone will succeed to Alberic’s authority in relation to these confirmations, and so it need not be treated as an anonymous name record. He will certainly have an heir, whether or not an heir of his body has yet been born, which he does not specify. However, reference to his anonymous grandfather is to an actual person, now dead but who may well link back to someone we have already met in another charter. We shall wish to record this as a name record.

Tag the names in Document 9

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