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From: Mike Gregory <>
Subject: [LAN] Question on second baptism of illegitimate child
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:15:11 -0700
I am curious about second baptisms of illegitimate children. I have not encountered it in my research yet, so I am curious if I may draw any further conclusions about the family. Here is the timeline for my family member in question.
Adam Gregory was baptised Dec 1835, in Blackrod, Base son of Alice Gregory.
Alice Gregory marries Edward Garbutt in April 1836.
An Adam Garbutt is baptised July 1836, in Blackrod, son of Edward and Alice. Only a few months after Alice and Edward are wed.
Adam Garbutt dies Oct 1837, the age on his death certificate is 1 year, 10 months. This places his birth in Dec 1835, when Adam Gregory was baptized.
I am sure that this is the illegitimate child of Alice Gregory. Was this common to rebaptise in the new name? Could Adam Gregory have been the son of Edward Garbutt and this is why he was baptised with his name?
I searched the Lancashire archives and did not find any filiation records that matched Adam and Alice Gregory. I am not sure how common it was for a mother to make it legal record then either.
Any information is appreciated.
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