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From: "John Bossidy" <>
Subject: Confirmation, 1700-1900
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 19:00:39 -0500
Hello, List...a query for you. Does anyone have any hard evidence defining the age at which children were confirmed in Ireland during the 18th-20th centuries? Was it possibly celebrated during First Eucharist (as the early church did it)?
My reason for asking is that while recently digging through my data for the family, I came across one who is probably my g-g-grandmother sponsoring a child in baptism, and her age was13 years...if it in truth is she. I also have a few other possible relatives being sponsors while still children themselves.
So...any help will be greatly appreciated. And isn't this list growing swiftly, eh? Wonderful.
Thanks to all,
P.S. Please don't step on the leprechauns.
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