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Offline GordonFindlay

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Two baptisms?
« on: Monday 08 January 18 08:06 GMT (UK) »
I have found two OPR entries for what seems to be the same child. With same parents and witnesses. These two entries differ only in the date.

This is one of them: from FreeReg, but same entries are at Scotland's People:

Field   Value
County   Angus (Forfarshire)
Place (link for place information)   Arbroath
Church name   Arbroath Vol Iv
Register type   Unspecified
Register entry number   83
Baptism date   3 Apr 1783
Birth date   1 Apr 1783
Person forename   Ann
Person sex   F
Father forename   David
Father surname   CARGILL
Father occupation   Shipmaster
Mother forename   Isabel
Mother surname   DUFFUS
Witness   
Witness   
Register note   Wit Bailie Aberdin; Thomas Mackie

In the other with the same Register number the birth date is 3 Sep 1783, and baptism 16 Sep 1783.

Any suggestions to explain this?

Slainte
Gordon
Findlay - Aberdeen, Angus
Shepherd - Angus
Cargill  - Angus
Melvin - Aberdeen
Coull - Angus, Aberdeen
Strachan - Kincardine, Aberdeen

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Re: Two baptisms?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 January 18 08:30 GMT (UK) »
Probably an error on the part of the parish clerk. It's not unheard of.

Have you looked at the original documents?
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Re: Two baptisms?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 January 18 08:40 GMT (UK) »
The original documents are pages 27 and 32. The other entries on the two pages are quite different.

Compared with other OPRs of the period, these are models of neatness and organisation.
Findlay - Aberdeen, Angus
Shepherd - Angus
Cargill  - Angus
Melvin - Aberdeen
Coull - Angus, Aberdeen
Strachan - Kincardine, Aberdeen