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Baptism of a child in 1694 what does 'chylde' means?
« on: Saturday 28 October 17 12:35 BST (UK) »
Please - need a little help of understanding this word, "chylde"?
Definition of chylde?
I have checked online dictionay and is written, 'a youth of gentle birth'.

Andrew Meikle and Elspeth Beans had a chylde bap-
tized named Andrew, March 27th 1694   
Witnesses Walter Snadoune and Robert Meikle.

Thanks
JKH
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Re: Baptism of a child in 1694 what does 'chylde' means?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 October 17 12:36 BST (UK) »
Just another way of spelling child.
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 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
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 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
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 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
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Re: Baptism of a child in 1694 what does 'chylde' means?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 October 17 12:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks - a swift answer to the word, 'chylde'.
I was begining to read 'baseborn'  - yet to trace more of parents!
Angus County Scotland, Ford, Meikle, Pullar
Caven County, Ireland - Crosby, Kirr
England: Hodson(Bristol) and Flooks
NZ - Ford, Hodson, Sutton
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Re: Baptism of a child in 1694 what does 'chylde' means?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 October 17 12:55 BST (UK) »
I think I read a rootschat post a while ago where the terms 'child' meant a specific age range at baptism. Unless the minister/clerk of that parish always used the term 'chylde' for babies....
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
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Re: Baptism of a child in 1694 what does 'chylde' means?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 October 17 12:59 BST (UK) »
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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
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.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

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Re: Baptism of a child in 1694 what does 'chylde' means?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 October 17 13:19 BST (UK) »
Please - need a little help of understanding this word, "chylde"?
Definition of chylde?
I have checked online dictionay and is written, 'a youth of gentle birth'.

Andrew Meikle and Elspeth Beans had a chylde bap-
tized named Andrew, March 27th 1694   
Witnesses Walter Snadoune and Robert Meikle.

Thanks
JKH

Don't overthink entries in parish registers in a few cases there may be a specific meaning to a word but in most cases it is simply a generic term being used depending on the mood of the clerk.

Sometimes by studying the terms that a particular clerk used over a period of months or even years one may see a pattern but don't be surprised if no pattern appears.

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Re: Baptism of a child in 1694 what does 'chylde' means?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 28 October 17 15:56 BST (UK) »
I can think of one other reason for a child to be baptised.    In 1690 the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed and as most parish churches had an attached school, then it may be that one condition of a youngster being educated was that it had to be baptised into that church.
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Re: Baptism of a child in 1694 what does 'chylde' means?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 29 October 17 19:07 GMT (UK) »
I doubt that either the spelling or the use of the word 'child' has any significance at all.
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