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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 01 March 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
Oh, by the way, is it possible the Xs are a signature substitute for an illiterate person? Or did no one but the priest sign baptism registers?

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 01 March 18 20:14 GMT (UK) »
Priest wrote them

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 01 March 18 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Priest wrote them

Ah, thank you. So the marks must refer to something specific?

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 01 March 18 20:31 GMT (UK) »
You'd need whatever register it is to see what Priest wrote, marked etc....

Did he write Illegit or something similar or not ??  etc

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 01 March 18 20:51 GMT (UK) »
You'd need whatever register it is to see what Priest wrote, marked etc....

Did he write Illegit or something similar or not ??  etc

Ah, I see. Well, back a page, I posted two other baptism transcripts from the same register (I think the same register) with crosses by them. I can't read them myself, but can you see anything out of the ordinary mentioned? Is that how you mean?

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #23 on: Friday 02 March 18 09:58 GMT (UK) »
I've seen clergy mark an X (or other symbol) to indicate person has died but from what you've posted difficult to say what the x means. Could even have been a mark made when counting up something in register.
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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 15 March 18 21:02 GMT (UK) »
Some priests wrote fee they received, and no fee for those who paid nothing on the Baptism Register.
This point came up on WDYTYA Co Mayo

I heard of a priest in Co Kilkenny who charged more money   not write illeg beside baptism detail.

Perhaps the couple pretended to be married. Unusual for illeg child to use father's surname.

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 15 March 18 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Not that unusual for illegitimate child to be known by father's surname.
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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 15 March 18 22:39 GMT (UK) »
Annagh; County of Cavan; Diocese of Kilmore. Baptisms, Sep. 1854 to Jan. 1855

https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000634815#page/24/mode/1up

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