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Rachel Fitch? Odd baptism age. Look up please
« on: Sunday 05 August 18 10:06 BST (UK) »
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Could I request a look up for a Rachel Fitch please.
She's a maternal ancestor and the only place I can find a reference to her is on other people's Ancestry Trees. They are unsourced so I'm uncertain where they got their information.

Apparently Rachel was born in 1757 (location not stated) but probably in Essex.

The, oddly, baptised - 04 Mar 1774 Bradwell-Near-The-Sea,Essex,England

She then married John Dowsett in Prittlewell in 1778.

The birth date seems reasonable for marriage in 1778 but the baptism, whilst not impossible, does seem odd.

Could someone look up her possible place of birth and also the baptism date please,

Many thanks,
Jill
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Re: Rachel Fitch? Odd baptism age. Look up please
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 August 18 10:35 BST (UK) »
The baptism date is entirely consistent with her parents being members of a non-conformist (baptist) church.  In fact it corresponds almost exactly with my own baptism age.

The other possibility is that she was simply not baptised but when she wanted to be married or confirmed this had to be corrected.

You may find some joy with regard to her parents by looking at non-conformist records as for example baptist churches did record births in their records.
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Re: Rachel Fitch? Odd baptism age. Look up please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 August 18 10:40 BST (UK) »
She was baptised along with her sister Thamasin at St Thomas church, Bradwell On sea
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Re: Rachel Fitch? Odd baptism age. Look up please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 August 18 10:55 BST (UK) »
Could I request a look up for a Rachel Fitch please.
Hi
You can see it here
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6W99-3YL?i=399&cc=1465709&cat=333665

Twins!
Also on the previous image, if you prefer that one.


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Re: Rachel Fitch? Odd baptism age. Look up please
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 August 18 11:17 BST (UK) »
A Rachael Fitch married in Bradwell in 1804
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6W99-35L?i=585&cc=1465709&cat=333665

Rachael Staines, wife of Joseph, buried in Bradwell in 1809
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6W99-96D?i=501&cc=1465709&cat=333665

But was she the Rachel Fitch baptized in 1774?

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Re: Rachel Fitch? Odd baptism age. Look up please
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 August 18 11:31 BST (UK) »
The other thing is that the parents had already had a Rachel baptized in Bradwell, 8 May 1768 (image 383), and buried the following year.

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Re: Rachel Fitch? Odd baptism age. Look up please
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 August 18 11:46 BST (UK) »
Could I request a look up for a Rachel Fitch please.
Hi
You can see it here
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6W99-3YL?i=399&cc=1465709&cat=333665

Twins!
Also on the previous image, if you prefer that one.

Yet another set of twins from my maternal line!

Thanks everybody. Certainly clears up the query

Jill
Davis - Berkshire & London
Sutcliffe - Yorkshire & London
Harrington - Ireland and London
Fuller - Cambridgeshire and Essex
Waldron/Waldren - Devon & London
Frisby and Lee - Leicestershire
Hollingsworth - Essex
Williams - Ireland? and London
Ellis, Reed & Temple - London
Lane - ?
Surplice/Surplus - Cambridgeshire
Elwood - Cambridgeshire