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Re: Baptism at age 25???
« Reply #9 on: Monday 26 March 18 17:35 BST (UK) »
This sibling that i mention, Alice, is the oldest in the family

Might she have been born before her parents' marriage?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Baptism at age 25???
« Reply #10 on: Monday 26 March 18 17:36 BST (UK) »


As far as I'm aware, although it might have changed. one had to be a confirmed member of the C of E before being able to receive Communion. You had to be baptised before you were confirmed.
Yes, you had to be confirmed, the Book of Common Prayer says that after adult baptism "It is expedient that every person, thus baptized, should be confirmed by the Bishop so soon after his Baptism as conveniently may be; that so he may be admitted to the holy Communion."

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Re: Baptism at age 25???
« Reply #11 on: Monday 26 March 18 17:42 BST (UK) »
This sibling that i mention, Alice, is the oldest in the family

Might she have been born before her parents' marriage?

Just following up on this thought - I see she is Alice Fisher.

Parents Edward James Fisher and Martha Clark married at St Anne, Wandsworth on 18 July 1859.

Birth reg for Alice Fisher mmn Clark is Jun qtr 1860 Wandsworth, and she is 11 months old in the 1861 census (7 Apr 1861).  This is more or less consistent with the birthdate of 9 May 1860 recorded in the 1886 baptism register.

So not, it seems, born before the marriage (or even on the way at the time).
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Baptism at age 25???
« Reply #12 on: Monday 26 March 18 18:40 BST (UK) »


As far as I'm aware, although it might have changed. one had to be a confirmed member of the C of E before being able to receive Communion. You had to be baptised before you were confirmed.


Today the baptism of adults is normally followed immediately by confirmation and first  communion.
Stan
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Re: Baptism at age 25???
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 03:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all your help and information. I knew about the Church of England and having to be baptised because my parents were married in a C of E church and at least one of them had to be baptised to marry in the church and this was in 1959 in Australia. Same thing with my husbands parents
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Re: Baptism at age 25???
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 04:52 BST (UK) »
Rebecca Hazard Waugh, Christened/Married 13 March 1813, Parish Church, Alston, Cumberland. At birth Rebecca's parents were described as "Lapsed Quakers."