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Subject: Re: [CI] Renouf - Monet
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 06:11:43 EDT
The first date is likely to be the date of a baptism "en particulier" or "à
la maison". Private baptisms were quite often conducted at home when a child
was thought unlikely to survive until it could be taken to church on a Sunday.
The second date is when the child was presented at church by his godparents.
Henry was probably born only days before the first date (which happens to
have been a Sunday).
In a message dated 19/05/2005 22:56:21 GMT Daylight Time,
> >24.12.1820 & 29.09.1822 Henry fs. Mr. Henry RENOUF & Mse. Ann DU PRE
> (Me. Philippe HUBERT et Mse. Elizabeth LE BRUN s.f.)
> Could the first date actually be his birth?
> Incidentally, Henry junr. seems to have jumped ship in about 1840 in