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Offline Andrew Tarr

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When the mind wanders ....
« on: Monday 30 May 16 15:41 BST (UK) »
I am in the middle of transcribing Manchester baptisms at a church in Ancoats for 1872.  On a typical Sunday there may be 12 to 20 children presented, so it may not be too surprising to find a bit of backtracking - or maybe the cleric was hard of hearing.  A couple of recent examples:

Child:  Hadley (crossed out) Adelaide
Parents:  Thomas and Arthur (crossed out) Martha

Perhaps these days the latter partnership may be unexceptionable ...  :D
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Re: When the mind wanders ....
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 May 16 16:07 BST (UK) »
No wonder we often can't find who we are looking for......................  :-X :-X :-X
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Re: When the mind wanders ....
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 May 16 19:31 BST (UK) »
How interesting, may I ask which Church?  Viktoria.

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Re: When the mind wanders ....
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 May 16 23:22 BST (UK) »
How interesting, may I ask which Church?  Viktoria.

Of course - St.Andrew.  Long gone, I believe, but its street remains.
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Re: When the mind wanders ....
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 01 June 16 09:28 BST (UK) »
Yes, the street runs ,if I remember correctly-(no guarantee of that nowadays-)between  Great Ancoats St.and Piccadilly.Perhaps not quite as long as that.
A  "Waterloo"church, built 1831 ,demolished 1961 after being closed in 1958.
I often tell people where I now live of the many churches demolished in the 1950/60s.

St Andrew`s was designated to be the Cathedral church should the Cathedral be bombed.
The graveyard was sealed by a concrete raft. The interred remains lie undisturbed.This was not sold for development but the site of the church was.
This info comes from a book "Like a Mighty Tortoise"the history of the many churches  in Manchester especially those demolished.
                                                        Happy  hunting. Viktoria.

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Re: When the mind wanders ....
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 14 June 16 09:54 BST (UK) »
I am in the middle of transcribing Manchester baptisms at a church in Ancoats for 1872.  On a typical Sunday there may be 12 to 20 children presented, so it may not be too surprising to find a bit of backtracking - or maybe the cleric was hard of hearing.  A couple of recent examples:

Child:  Hadley (crossed out) Adelaide
Parents:  Thomas and Arthur (crossed out) Martha

Perhaps these days the latter partnership may be unexceptionable ...  :D

Hard of hearing, or too much of the church wine? Or couldn't read his own notes later when recording them in the register.
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Re: When the mind wanders ....
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 14 June 16 11:47 BST (UK) »
"Parents:  Thomas and Arthur (crossed out) Martha"

Maybe that's where the old saying comes from "don't know whether I'm Arthur or Martha" !
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Re: When the mind wanders ....
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 14 June 16 11:48 BST (UK) »
Hard of hearing, or too much of the church wine? Or couldn't read his own notes later when recording them in the register.

I'm not sure that much church wine should have been consumed at baptisms. Maybe they were done after a communion service?  Certainly there were 15-20 baptisms almost every Sunday.
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Re: When the mind wanders ....
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 14 June 16 11:54 BST (UK) »
"Parents:  Thomas and Arthur (crossed out) Martha"

Maybe that's where the old saying comes from "don't know whether I'm Arthur or Martha" !

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