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The Common Room / Re: Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Sunday 24 October 21 22:31 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Arthurk & Maiden Stone.

Certainly a lot for me to think about

Regards

Stewart

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The Common Room / Re: Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Saturday 23 October 21 21:10 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Jebber

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The Common Room / Re: Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Saturday 23 October 21 19:15 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Maidenstone.

Do you, or anyone for that matter, know if you'd need to be Baptized, before you could be allowed to  marry in a Church?

Regards

Stewart

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The Common Room / Re: Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Friday 22 October 21 15:07 BST (UK)  »
Thank you  :)

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The Common Room / Re: Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Friday 22 October 21 14:43 BST (UK)  »
Thanks again Jebber

I'm not sure on which side his aunt was, as the mention in the document i found was the first i knew of her existence. I had assumed his illegitimacy, as his father isn't named on either of his first 2 marriage certificates, in Macclesfield. His third, bigamous, marriage in Plymouth does name a father, but i reckon he fabricated this name. The absence of a named father, & thus no female sibling would leave me to assume the aunt was on his maternal side.

I have long assumed that I've reached a dead end here, but think it always worth the occasional stab in the dark, in case something new comes to light.

Regards

Stewart

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The Common Room / Re: Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Friday 22 October 21 13:19 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for your insight Jebber.

As an orphan, do you think it possible he didn't know his real age? All, the info I'd collected, census returns, marriage certificates (all 3 of them) pointed to him being born in 1828. However i found a "British Civil service evidence of age" document, filled out in his own hand, declaring that as he'd been orphaned he had no evidence of his birth & that it was his Auntie who had informed him that his actual birth date was 24th March 1831. I believe he needed this document as he was entering into the prison service, at Dartmoor, no less. I'm sort of guessing that this Aunt, may have been his, mothers sister.

My original enquiry was just helping me determine if he was actually the father of a child, who appeared to have been born shortly after he had been sent from Macclesfield to Plymouth with the Militia. But his own origins are just as much a mystery ::)

Regards

Stewart

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The Common Room / Re: Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Friday 22 October 21 10:00 BST (UK)  »
Thanks LizzieL

Your comment regarding the ancestor who was baptized aged 20 is also of interest, as it's given me food for thought regarding another puzzle concerning my GG Grandfather, because i believe he may also have been orphaned. I've been unable to find any info ref his birth or baptism, but had only narrowed my search for over 2-3 years or so, from the year i believe he was born. Maybe i should broaden my search

Regards

Stewart

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The Common Room / Re: Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 21:08 BST (UK)  »
Thanks aghadowey

Just checking that i hadn't found a proverbial banana skin in my research.

My GG Grandfather had been posted to Plymouth with the Cheshire Militia, and....err, never came back. I'm a descendent of his bigamous marriage, thereafter.

Regards

Stewart

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The Common Room / Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 20:16 BST (UK)  »
Although he is named on an ancestors Baptism record I have strong evidence to suggest that my 2 x great grandfather was not actually present at the time. Was this scenario possible or would he have had to have been their at the time. The year was 1857, if of any significance.

Regards

Stewart
 

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