Author Topic: Wangford PR - GIRDLESTONE, b. 1862  (Read 437 times)

Offline lucymags

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Wangford PR - GIRDLESTONE, b. 1862
« on: Wednesday 30 May 18 09:04 BST (UK) »
I have the transcript for this one from FS, but have tried in vain to see if the actual record is available anywhere, anyhow, and have had no luck. I am curious to know who the godparents were for this one, as I suspect one of a couple who lived near by with the surname Clapcott.

Christening 19th Dec 1862, Wangford [St Peter & St Paul?], Suffolk:
Name: Henry Clapcott Girdlestone
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 19 Dec 1862
Christening Place: WANGFORD BY SOUTHWOLD,SUFFOLK,ENGLAND
Father's Name: Horatio Girdlestone
Mother's Name: Helen Catherine [Note: mother's name incorrectly cited - should be Ellen]

If anyone has access to the actual record and there are witnesses named, I'd be very keen to know!

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Re: Wangford PR - GIRDLESTONE, b. 1862
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 30 May 18 10:35 BST (UK) »
If it was a Church of England christening it is unlikely that you will get the names of the Godparents as these are not usually given.


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Re: Wangford PR - GIRDLESTONE, b. 1862
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 30 May 18 11:11 BST (UK) »
Oh, I see. Thanks Emeltom.  :)

(I'll let the request stand for a couple of days just in case someone has access and can provide any other info about it, before marking it as completed.)

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Re: Wangford PR - GIRDLESTONE, b. 1862
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 July 18 15:26 BST (UK) »
Taken from Wangford parish register

Henry Clapcott Girdlestone s/o Horatio and Ellen Catherine Girdlestone
Privately baptised 19th Dec 1862, received into the church 13th Dec 1864
Horatio - a surgeon

No other details

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Re: Wangford PR - GIRDLESTONE, b. 1862
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 July 18 06:02 BST (UK) »
Oh, thanks very much for that, Anne.  :)

From what I have just read, private baptisms were usually carried out for sickly infants, who may not be expected to survive... And/or in his case, it took 2 years for the vicar to complete the process of registering the baptism?