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Offline Nigel Porter

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Eliza Jane Lewis - Possible death and private baptism
« on: Tuesday 31 October 17 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Eliza Jane Lewis was born on 5th July 1865 (taken from baptism record), but not baptised until January 22nd 1874 (St Peter, Regent Square, Camden district).  This delay in itself is not unusual, but next to the entry are the words 'Private Baptism' and as her father was just a carman and there are no other baptisms with that added in the same church around that time, it appears unusual.  A possible explanation is that she was not expected to live for long, so a quick baptism was arranged and there is a death registered for someone of the same name in Pancras JFM (1b 31) with about 1866 as the birth year.  She is also not at home on the 1881 census, whilst her older sister is, so do you think it would be a reasonable assumption that she died in 1874?
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Re: Eliza Jane Lewis - Possible death and private baptism
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 13:56 GMT (UK) »
Some people get baptised on their death bed, just in case !

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Re: Eliza Jane Lewis - Possible death and private baptism
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 November 17 10:42 GMT (UK) »
There is a death
Mar qtr 1874 Pancras
ref 1b 31
Eliza Jane Lewis aged 8

Is this a possibility

I think it is a reasonable assumption

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Re: Eliza Jane Lewis - Possible death and private baptism
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 November 17 14:33 GMT (UK) »
I'd found that death too and think it's too coincidental, but as she is not that direct an ancestor I'll wait until I eventually get a death certificate to confirm it.
Porter - Heckington/Boston - Lincs
Asher - Lincs
Otter - Lincs
Wright - Heckington
Giddings - Tydd St Mary
Williams - Merionethshire/Anglesey
Rose - East London
Stevens - East London
Grimwood - East London