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Subject: Re: [UK-GEN-NEWBIES] Birth / christening dates
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 11:47:51 EST
In a message dated 16/03/04 16:29:59 GMT Standard Time,
> Sometimes the IGI gives a birth date and sometimes a christening date and
> quite often they are both given the same date. It seems unlikely that the
> child was christened on the same day it was born so I always presume this is the
> christening date and that I am unlikely to ever find the birth date.
I believe that if the child was not expected to live (and many didn't) there
could be a 'private' baptism at the home. If the child was a fighter and
survived it could then be christened or blessed in church at a later date.
BURT - London & WRY
ESCRITT - ERY
LAMMING - Lincs & ERY
LANGSTAFF - NRY, WRY & Durham
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