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Offline JAKnighton

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Baptisms and Christenings
« on: Thursday 08 March 18 20:16 GMT (UK) »
As I understand it, Quakers did not practice baptisms or christenings.

But did some Quakers still baptise their children anyway, for whatever reason?
Knighton in Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire
Tweedie in Lanarkshire and Co. Down
Rodgers in Durham and Co. Monaghan
McMillan in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire

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Re: Baptisms and Christenings
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 March 18 08:16 GMT (UK) »
Short answer: no.

You may find some people who were brought up as Quakers subsequently marrying non-Quakers, and being disowned, whose children may be baptised - but you won't find practising Quakers having their children baptised. The two things are mutually exclusive.

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Re: Baptisms and Christenings
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 March 18 12:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi
There are birth records though should you need them

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Re: Baptisms and Christenings
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 March 18 12:44 GMT (UK) »
Baptists didn't (and still don't) baptise their children, but I have still found some Baptists having their children baptised at the parish church, usually just before they died. I still wouldn't expect to see Quakers doing likewise, though!
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