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From: "Priscilla Taylor" <>
Subject: Fw: Anglican records in general
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 21:55:15 +0200


Hi Derek

I would also like a copy please.

Greetings
Priscilla Taylor
email:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Deborah Laing" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 3:55 PM
Subject: RE: Anglican records in general


> Dear Derek,
> Yes please, I'd like a copy too.
>
> From:
> Date: 04/14/04 09:59:08
> To:
> Subject: Re: Anglican records in general Re: [[ZA] St. Paul's Church,
> Durban
>
> Hi Maureen and list,
> Carol Archibald sent me a file with the location of registers (local
> church, library or Wits Archives etc) and the different years etc. These
> were submitted by the local parishes so there accuracy depended on how
> interested the local rector was. I have this as an Excel file. I can
> send it (off
> list) to any one who would like it. Just email me.
>
> Derek Pratt
> Rector
> St Andrew's Steenberg
> Diocese of Cape Town
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Maureen Brady" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 3:40 PM
> Subject: Anglican records in general Re: [[ZA] St. Paul's Church, Durban
>
>
> > Hi Rosemary, All
> >
> > So far I haven't had any Anglican rellies to track down, but I may
> > need to do so quite soon. I have a vague recollection the historical
> > registers
> were
> > deposited in one of the libraries at Wits University, probably the
> > William Cullen, as it has an Africana collection. Can anyone confirm
> > this? Give contact name and details? E-mail always preferred, where
> > possible.
> >
> > Much appreciated.
> > Regards
> > Maureen Brady
> > Johannesburg
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Rosemary Dixon-Smith" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 12:40 PM
> > Subject: Re: [[ZA] St. Paul's Church, Durban
> >
> >
> > > Kathy:
> > >
> > > The original registers for St Paul's Church Durban are held by the
> > > Anglican Diocesan Archives in Pietermaritzburg. I could check for
> > > that baptism - clearly there is a problem with date of this given
> > > before birth date, so perhaps the note in your possession re bapt is
>
> > > slightly out.
> > >
> > > If the record is found, the Diocesan Archives will provide a
> > > certificated copy of the original entry at a minimal cost (R30).
> > > This will not give you much more info than appears in your note -
> > > except that it would establish correct date of baptism.
> > >
> > > The column headings in these registers include the following: When
> > > Baptized (plus entry number); Christian name/s; Declared Day of
> > > Birth; Parents Names - Christian and surname; Abode; Quality, Trade
> > > or Profession (of father);Sponsors (or in the case of
> > > adults) Witnesses.
> > >
> > > For other interested listers, such copies provided by the Anglican
> > > Diocesan Archives are computer printed transcriptions taken from the
>
> > > original registers, stamped and certified by the Diocese (signed by
> > > the Diocesan Secretary), but not a "certificate" in the sense of,
> > > say, a "birth certificate".
> > >
> > > The St Paul's registers are particularly fascinating, dating from
> > > 1849, and containing so many well-known early Natal names. It was in
>
> > > these that I discovered the baptism of a previously unknown sibling
> > > of my grandfather's - coincidentally, by the way Kathy, in the same
> > > year as your grandfather's bapt, i.e. the year of the Anglo-Zulu
> > > War, 1879, and it was Archdeacon Lloyd who baptised this child also.
> > >
> > > For anyone who doesn't already know, the Diocesan Archives are
> > > situated on the top floor of the Cathedral Centre, Cathedral of the
> > > Holy Nativity, Church Street, Pietermaritzburg. The "Two Marys" who
> > > run the archives - Mary Gardner and Mary Mullinos - are extremely
> > > knowledgeable and helpful, and welcome enquirers. A voluntary
> > > donation to the archives by anyone visiting to carry out research in
>
> > > person, assists in keeping this wonderful resource functioning - but
>
> > > they don't like to ask, so I'm mentioning it in passing.
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards
> > > Rosemary
> > >
> > >
> > > > Kathy <> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi lister's
> > > >
> > > > I am new to your list.
> > > >
> > > > I have the birth registration of my grandfather Samuel Guy
> > > RIDGE dated 29
> > > > Dec.1879 Durban, Natal.
> > > > Father Capt. Samuel Snashall Ridge mother Jane Charlotte
> > > Anderson Ridge.
> > > > _____________________________________________________
> > > > What I have found in some of my parents old papers is a note
> > > stating the
> > > > following-
> > > > Samuel Guy Ridge
> > > > Baptised by Archdeacon Lloyd of St. Paul's Church, Durban
> > > > Godfathers -Capt. Winters and Dr. Anderson Godmother - Emily R.
> > > > Ridge Dated 1 Feb 1879
> > > > ____________________________________________________
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I have checked at our local LDS Church and not found any
> > > records available for
> > > > a St. Paul's Church.
> > > >
> > > > Would any listers have access to this record. The date of
> > > Baptism is before
> > > > the date of birth which
> > > >
> > > > is another anomaly.
> > > >
> > > > Kathy Hodson, Canada
> > > >
> > > >
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