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Baptism Richard Tomkinson 1717
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 11:09 BST (UK) »
I'd be grateful for a translation of this baptism entry in the Keele PR for Richard Tomkinson. It looks like Richard son of Richard Tomkinson of the parish Of Woolstanton -something?- viz bastard bapt November 16.

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Re: Baptism Richard Tomkinson 1717
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 October 18 11:51 BST (UK) »
It does look as though he was the bastard son of Richard Tomkinson. I think the other word is Nothus (Bastard)

The burial on Nov 26th only names his father.
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Re: Baptism Richard Tomkinson 1717
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 October 18 15:25 BST (UK) »
Many thanks.
It's the first illegitamate baptism record that I've come across that names the father, and not the mother. I wonder why.

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Re: Baptism Richard Tomkinson 1717
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 October 18 15:53 BST (UK) »
Possibly because it is early 1700's when mothers were often not mentioned
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