We are presuming our ancestors children were baptised as Catholics at St Osburgs in Coventry. The church was the nearest to the family home, and the parents were Irish Catholics. Years later, themother married for a 2nd time at St Osburgs. However, the baptisms would have taken place between 1834 and 1849, if the children were baptised as babies. But Ive just discovered the church wasnt at its present site until 1852! Does anyone know where it was before then? Ive tracked down St Osburgs baptisms to St Chads cathedral in Birmingham where they are stored for safe keeping, so Im hoping if I travel to view them I wont be disappointed. Now my husband has just pointed out that Catholics dont baptise their children as babies like the C of E do, they have a first communion at around 8 yrs of age. Aaargh! Would this have been the ONLY baptism/communion they had?
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