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From: Brian Randell <>
Subject: Re: Baptism without a father
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 11:22:15 +0100
>I have been extracting baptism registers and in a few cases where a child
>was taken to baptism without the identification of a father that the
>priest wrote something like:
>Charles, the son of Elizabeth Acock was baptized B. B. March 8th, 1744
>Is there any one who knows the meaning of B.B.?
I'm sure this must be "Base born", i.e. illegitimate.
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