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Baptism at Spennymoor/Tudhoe 1886? Lena Davies
« on: Sunday 03 June 18 16:48 BST (UK) »
I'm looking for a possible baptism for a Lena Davies, birth registered Durham Sept 1886 (sub district St Oswalds), please

There is no father named on the birth certificate. Place of birth is Tudhoe Colliery

Mothers name Sarah Davies, who had been a coal miners widow for two years at the time of the birth.


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Re: Baptism at Spennymoor/Tudhoe 1886? Lena Davies
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 June 18 17:12 BST (UK) »
Family Search have digitised a typewritten index of Tudhoe Holy Innocents Baptisms 1883-1919, but she doesn't appear on it.
Though do check, I may have missed it.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1188269?availability=Family%20History%20Library

2nd item on list, click the camera icon and let the thumbnails load. The surnames starting with D appear from image 346.



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Re: Baptism at Spennymoor/Tudhoe 1886? Lena Davies
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 June 18 17:52 BST (UK) »
Just a thought, did her Mam re-marry at any stage after her birth?
Its not unheard of for a child to be baptised long after birth and IF her Mam had re-married the baptism may have recorded her with her stepfather's surname.

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Re: Baptism at Spennymoor/Tudhoe 1886? Lena Davies
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 June 18 18:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tickettyboo !
Will have a look.

Yes her mum did remarry (Moss) but it was in north Wales, where they were originally from.

Lena is always named 'Davies/Davis on the census, until she marrys