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From: "M La Rooij" <>
Subject: Fw: [Lon] Inquiry/St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Westminster.
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 10:19:40 +1200


They were all RC early enough but latin was used after the reformation as
that was their custom. Anglican Church, yes.
Marion NZ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Coats" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 7:16 AM
Subject: [Lon] Inquiry/St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Westminster.


> Hello to all,
> As a new subscriber, I am not sure who on this list might be best able to
deal with this question, but I am hopeful that someone may have some
insight:
> I have a parish record, a christening to be exact, for an "Edvardus
Slaughter" christened 6 Feb 1664 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster,
London. Father: Edvardi Slaughter. Mother: Salinae."
>
> My presumption here, not knowing otherwise, is that this was/is an
Anglican Church, but the fact that the christening record is in Latin does
throw me a little. Was it still common, as late as 1664, for an Anglican
cleric to make such records in Latin? Or, am I completely wrong in my
assumption, and was St. Martin's a RC establishment?
>
> If anyone can clarify this for me, I would greatly appreciate the assist.
> Regards,
> Larry D. Hamilton Coats
>
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