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Help reading old English Baptism record from 1604 SOLVED
« on: Sunday 19 July 20 11:46 BST (UK) »
"The (Roman numerals) days of either November or December, John Shergoll the son of Henrie Shergoll and his wife of Wedhampton..... and i cannot read a single word from the rest of the paragraph. Please can someone help.

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Re: Help reading old English Baptism record from 1604
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 July 20 12:05 BST (UK) »
The xxiijth daye of December John Shergoll, the sonne
of Henrie Shergoll & his wif of Chilhampton in the
p(ar)ish of Newton the said John beinge there borne,
was upon requeste, the pestilence beinge then at
Newton baptised in the p(ar)ish Church of
gret wishford die an(no)q(ue) p(re)dict(is)
[= 'on the aforesaid day and year' = 23 December]

ADDED - minor correction made to the Latin after checking other entries on the page.

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Re: Help reading old English Baptism record from 1604
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 July 20 12:24 BST (UK) »
Oh wow, that's brilliant. Thank you so much. What does the pestilence beinge then at mean please?


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Re: Help reading old English Baptism record from 1604
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 July 20 12:28 BST (UK) »
I should think 'the pestilence beinge then at Newton' means that there was an outbreak of disease/pestilence in the parish of Newton, so they asked for the child to be baptised at Great Wishford instead.

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Re: Help reading old English Baptism record from 1604
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 July 20 12:37 BST (UK) »
There was an outbreak of plague in Wiltshire around 1603/1604 ...
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol5/pp318-347#h2-0003

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Re: Help reading old English Baptism record from 1604
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 July 20 12:40 BST (UK) »
You have been so helpful, thank you so much :)