LONDON-L ArchivesArchiver > LONDON > 2003-08 > 1061801752
From: "Ann Day" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Still Births
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 09:59:30 -0000
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As background to this .Officially only the baptised could be buried in consecrated ground Some rectors were stricter than others.Some churchyards had a corner for stillbirths etc .Some sextons would slip a baby in for some poor person with someone else .A book of Hardy's refers to this practice.