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Hi all,

I have a lady being born 24/8/1815 and being baptised 26/9/1815 "from Poor Book from Prickledon"

What is Poor Book and can it be found online.

As always any help on this very much appreciated. Thank you.


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I think you can assume the Parish paid for the baptism, so it was entered into the Poor book.

There is a general consensus that baptisms were free in those days, I fear not.
3 to 6 old pennies would possibly been the cost, which I have found in the parish registers. Not sure where the payment eventually ended up though.

The Poor book, is usually an account book, for Poor relief, administered by the Parish. An early form of Social Welfare and payments.

Poor houses were also a part of the set up, not saying you needed to be in one, to get poor relief for a baptism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_relief

Steve.:)
 
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I think you can assume the Parish paid for the baptism, so it was entered into the Poor book.

There is a general consensus that baptisms were free in those days, I fear not.
3 to 6 old pennies would possibly been the cost, which I have found in the parish registers. Not sure where the payment eventually ended up though.

The Poor book, is usually an account book, for Poor relief, administered by the Parish. An early form of Social Welfare and payments.

Poor houses were also a part of the set up, not saying you needed to be in one, to get poor relief for a baptism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_relief

Steve.:)
Thank you for clearing this up for me, it is much appreciated.

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