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From: "David Gilligan" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] HEWITT Baptism - near Dunham Massey?
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 21:09:38 +0100 (GMT Standard Time)
Dunham Massey was in Bowdon Parish in 1817 so the Bowdon parish church (St
Mary's) would be a good place to look for this baptism.
But may I caution you about about taking the place 'where born' in the
census returns too precisely. I've found that this information is often
suspect, especially as it's now been shown that our ancestors moved around a
great deal. It was frequently the case that the place of birth and where a
person was baptised were often in different geographical locations
(sometimes close: sometimes not close).
Still it could be that Charles was born and baptised in Dunham Massey
(Bowdon). For other churches in the area have a look at GENUKI:
Hope this helps.
From: Norval Pinder
Date: 03/30/06 20:18:17
Subject: [CHS] HEWITT Baptism - near Dunham Massey?
I wonder if SKS could give me some advice.
I am new to this list and am hoping for some direction,
geographically-speaking. According to the 1851, 1861 and 1871 UK census,
Charles HEWITT was born in Dunham Massey, Cheshire about 1817. Charles was
a Methodist all of his adult life. He had left Cheshire by 1838.
My goal is to find Charles baptism. I have looked through the available
LDS films for Dunham Massey, but I do not see anything which covers 1817
(either Methodist or Anglican). Is there a Methodist church in another
location in the general vicinity where it would be reasonable to start
looking for Charles HEWITTs baptism about 1817?
Thank you for any advice or suggestions.
Norval in Ontario, Canada