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Re: Looking for first Catholic baptism - what does this one say?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 16:00 BST (UK) »
Well thatís irritating as that one looked the most plausible to me  ::)

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Re: Looking for first Catholic baptism - what does this one say?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 16:01 BST (UK) »
Did R.C. Baptisms normally happen soon after the birth? I was thinking that they would.  Wondering if I should look later but equally that Iíve missed it somehow

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Re: Looking for first Catholic baptism - what does this one say?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 17:30 BST (UK) »
Custom then was priest baptised baby at home soon after birth.
Some people didn't know their exact age so you need to be flexible when searching for a baptism and for a birth after birth registrations began. 
One of my family names was incorrectly transcribed so that it was unrecognisable in an online index of Irish baptisms. Indexer of a neighbouring parish mistakenly indexed babies under mothers' maiden names instead of under babies' surnames.
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Re: Looking for first Catholic baptism - what does this one say?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 21:56 BST (UK) »
Interesting, I looked through three years either side but I will increase that.

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Re: Looking for first Catholic baptism - what does this one say?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 23 July 20 17:01 BST (UK) »
Some information & tips about Irish baptisms in this article.
IrelandXO Insight - Irish Naming and Baptism Traditions
https://irelandxo.com/ireland-xo/news/irelandxo-insight-irish-naming-and-baptism-traditions
The second half of the article is headed "Using the patterns to solve gap-ridden baptism records". Differences before and after the Great Irish Famine are listed.
IrelandXO aka Ireland Reaching Out is an Irish family history forum organised by parish. If you're sure of the parish you can post an enquiry in the forum under the parish. Enquiries without a known parish go on the general board. 
How reliable is the record from which you calculated a birth year?
 
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