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Offline TonyMcGartland

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Births and Sponsors
« on: Thursday 03 August 17 07:01 BST (UK) »
This question relates to any family though in this instance it relates to my wife great-grandparents. Where a birth is recorded as
Patrick Rocks of Simon Rocks and Ann Burke. Sps. Mary Ann Rocks
Would it be fair to assume that the sponsor is a brother/sister of the father. This seems to be the tradition in many families. Whats your view?

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Offline TonyMcGartland

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Re: Births and Sponsors
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 August 17 13:18 BST (UK) »
This question relates to any family though in this instance it relates to my wife great-grandparents. Where a birth is recorded as
Patrick Rocks of Simon Rocks and Ann Burke. Sponsor Mary Ann Rocks
Would it be fair to assume that the sponsor is a brother/sister of the father. This seems to be the tradition in many families. Whats your view?

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Re: Births and Sponsors
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 August 17 14:38 BST (UK) »
Could also be Simon's mother.