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Offline BourneGooner

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Quaker "Birth" records
« on: Wednesday 03 May 17 08:51 BST (UK) »
Hi All

Not too sure about "Quakers" etc. I've just found records from a Quaker monthly meeting in 1719, Brampton, Northamptonshire that would fit with my wife's great grandmother so many times removed. She was later married in Harringworth church which is C of E, my question is would she as a Quaker be able to marry in a C of E church or would she need to "convert" etc. Does the C of E church recognise Quaker "baptisms" (sorry if that's the wrong terminology!)
Sorry if my question sounds naive but as I say not too sure about all these different denominations so any help gratefully received.

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BourneGooner
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Re: Quaker "Birth" records
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 10:40 BST (UK) »
Quakers did not believe in baptisms and so recorded births in their registers. In theory one would have to be baptised to get married in an Anglican church, but I have instances where Quaker ancestors of mine (about this period) married in the church by licence and were baptised in an Anglican church later. Certainly anyone who did this would be ostracised by the Quakers,

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