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Offline sueappleton

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Interpretation of BDM & B records
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 06:13 BST (UK) »
Novice question!  Can anyone tell me what the phrase "carried into visitation" on a baptism record actually means?  Does it mean the baby died and is believed to have joined the angels?  There must have been some reason for using that phrase rather than just "Deceased".

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Re: Interpretation of BDM & B records
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 07:06 BST (UK) »


Some of these expressions, used in religious / social context, have meaning that is specific to place and time.   Where and when was the death?

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Re: Interpretation of BDM & B records
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 07:34 BST (UK) »
This earlier thread may the useful https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=823652.0

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Re: Interpretation of BDM & B records
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 07:37 BST (UK) »
Similar threads:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=823652.0
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=771179.0

It marks a visit by the bishop or his representative and the inspection of the register at that date.
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Re: Interpretation of BDM & B records
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 09:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you wivenhoe, Kay99 and ShaunJ!  Greetings from Australia!

The baptism took place in Gloucestershire in 1785 and there was less than a month between the baptism on May 29 and the "carried into visitation" on 21 June 1785. This is why I thought the baby may have died. 
Moss, White, Bray, Scott, Raymond, Randell, Underdown, Squire, Herring, Nottle,  Brook(e)s, Mugg, Hopping, McInnes, Fleming, Fairchild, Polkinghorn(e), Hicks, Glasson,