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Offline Ray T

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Interesting Baptism Entry!
« on: Sunday 10 December 17 17:52 GMT (UK) »
Came across an interesting entry earlier today. It consisted of a completely blank line to which the vicar had added "Left church before giving name".

I bet someone is looking for this baptism!

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Re: Interesting Baptism Entry!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 December 17 19:21 GMT (UK) »
He or she was probably too young to talk  :)
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Re: Interesting Baptism Entry!
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 December 17 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Was it in 1764 in a rural Suffolk parish?  :D Could be my ancestor Richard Titshall.  :D :D
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Re: Interesting Baptism Entry!
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 December 17 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Came across an interesting entry earlier today. It consisted of a completely blank line to which the vicar had added "Left church before giving name".

Oh, I've found those before (one, I think, is my 2xgreat uncle, as all his brothers and sisters had been baptised in that particular church).  In this case it seemed to be one of a number of baptisms on the same day, all of which had no names or other details.

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Re: Interesting Baptism Entry!
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 December 17 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Was it in 1764 in a rural Suffolk parish?  :D Could be my ancestor Richard Titshall.  :D :D

No! It was someone called - "        " - from Oldham in the 1800s.

Not that I'm religiously inclined but, if your name doesn't appear in the register, does it count?

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Re: Interesting Baptism Entry!
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 December 17 22:49 GMT (UK) »
I have the christening of my 3xgt aunt where the minister kindly forgot to record the name and whether the child was female or male in 1849  Also family Search has indexed her as male ??

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Re: Interesting Baptism Entry!
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 December 17 10:50 GMT (UK) »
The parish register for my gran's baptism gives her name as Seth, which was her father's name.  No wonder it took me so long to find her baptism.  I know it's her because I knew her date of birth and, from the siblings born either side of her, I knew which records to look at.  She was definitely female, she had 10 children  ::) and lived with us until her death when I was 8.

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Re: Interesting Baptism Entry!
« Reply #7 on: Monday 11 December 17 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Came across an interesting entry earlier today. It consisted of a completely blank line to which the vicar had added "Left church before giving name".

I bet someone is looking for this baptism!

Probably the same person whose burial is recorded as "body found in the river" , of which I saw many when looking through some London Dockland parishes once.
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Interesting Baptism Entry!
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 01:01 GMT (UK) »
Was it in 1764 in a rural Suffolk parish?  :D Could be my ancestor Richard Titshall.  :D :D

No! It was someone called - "        " - from Oldham in the 1800s.

Not that I'm religiously inclined but, if your name doesn't appear in the register, does it count?

God knows.