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Were people christened twice?
« on: Wednesday 03 April 19 15:40 BST (UK) »
I am wanting to know if people were christened twice,

I have a Jane Clarke, christened on 28 December 1823 at Potter Hanworth Lincoln to a William Clarke and Maria.

Then there is a Jane Clarke christened on 29 October 1824 Navenby Lincolnshire to a William Clarke and Maria Clarke.

and I was wondering if this is maybe the same Jane Clarke

Regards  Christine

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Re: Were people christened twice?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 15:42 BST (UK) »
My guess would be that the first Jane died, and another daughter born in 1824 was given her name.  Not unheard of  :-\
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Re: Were people christened twice?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 16:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply

I have seen that before.

The thing is I am following a Jane Clarke Born at Potter Hanworth, Married at Potter Hanworth and on the 5 census I have for her, her birth place is Potter Hanworth.


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Re: Were people christened twice?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 16:48 BST (UK) »
OK - so, have you seen the actual parish register entries for both baptisms (not just a transcription)?  I would expect at this date that entries would show an abode plus an occupation for the father, assuming we are talking C of E.
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Re: Were people christened twice?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 16:55 BST (UK) »
Have you checked the PRs in both places for the marriages? Couples with similar names.
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WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Were people christened twice?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 16:57 BST (UK) »
Potter Hanworth - 28 December 1827 - Jane daughter of William (Labourer) and Maria of Potter Hanworth.

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Re: Were people christened twice?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 17:02 BST (UK) »
Doh  :-X

Navenby baptism - Jane, daughter of William (Labourer) and Maria of Navenby

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Re: Were people christened twice?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 18:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Thank you for your replys

Unfortunately I am looking at transcripts. 

Trying to do a bit of digging for a friend, but its now a race against time, as I am going away next week for a few days and I want to give her this info on her birthday, which is coming up very quickly!!!!

Will just put a question mark at Jane's birth.

Plenty of other stuff to find out and sort


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Re: Were people christened twice?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 21:12 BST (UK) »
It is possible for a person to be christened twice..     I have a man who was born on 7.5.1892 and was christened on 19.5.1892 at St James Church Grimsby, and then christened on 27.5.1892 at St Paul's Church Grimsby.      I do not know the reason why he was baptised twice.