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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 01 March 18 06:03 GMT (UK) »
Compare it with others.....

often Priests had their ways of noting things, maybe he marked it if someone applied when getting married, or were illegit etc...


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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 01 March 18 06:15 GMT (UK) »
Using Filter... there are 3 pages and I don't see it there either. Pity whoever sent it to you didn't give proper details!
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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 01 March 18 08:05 GMT (UK) »

Is the one you posted perhaps a transcript? Thanks for that, by the way, that's a helpful source, transcript or not, that site.

The links hallmark is giving you is to the registers transcribed by FindMyPast.
Ancestry has also transcribed them but using their free search (I don't have a sub) I can't get a result for a Samuel Blythe (or variations) any where close to the one you are looking for.

The cross on that record looks to me to be added later, there are lots of little marks put on by people/priests looking up records at a later time, but as hallmark said you need to see the full page and surrounding pages and to do that you need to find the record again on NLI site.

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 01 March 18 08:14 GMT (UK) »
Without being able to find whatever Register you were sent..

"Sept Samuelem filium of ..."

is probably...

"Bapt Samuelem filium of ..."

again one would need to view other entries in whatever Register it is.

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 01 March 18 08:18 GMT (UK) »
  the man listed as his father on his baptism record can't have been married to his mother, long story short he was a soldier and not from around there, and married another woman in India two years after, listed as a bachelor.

Thanks so much for reading all of this, I appreciate the input.

Why not??

Maybe he married another woman in India two years after, pretending to be a bachelor. ??

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 01 March 18 14:08 GMT (UK) »
Hey, thank you both. Well, one of the other reasons we know about his illegitimacy is that it was known by the family that Samuel Blyth Sr. was an officer in the army, and the family knew a few of the places he had been stationed, and sure enough a few years ago we found record of a young officer, Samuel Blyth, stationed in Belturbet and a few of the other places mentioned in the family's oral history at the right times. His son Sam Jr. though was a shoemaker, possibly for the army. It seems Sam Jr. wasn't in any contact at all with his father, and the family didn't know much about him other than where he was stationed before India, at which point I assume he ended contact with the mother and totally left the picture.

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 01 March 18 14:17 GMT (UK) »
Well you have a record from some Church somewhere.... no harm in checking for Marriages at whatever Church it is.

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 01 March 18 14:36 GMT (UK) »
I've been looking through, and sadly still unable to find Samuel's baptism, however, I've found two other baptisms looking through the books with X's near them. I can't really make them out, and I assume they're probably in Latin, which I can't read anyway, but does there seem to be a recurrent factor with these two?

I wonder if Samuel's name being underlined and then the X looking like it was added later came from the priest finding out at a later date and trying to squeeze it in.

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Re: Cross beneath baptism entry
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 01 March 18 14:37 GMT (UK) »
Oh, sorry, here's the other one, could only post one at a time.