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Hi, I'm Marge, long time researcher, new to this post


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I'm searching for the birth certificate/baptilmal and parents of John Stuart Talbot, born 27 April 1773. The information I have he was baptized in the
church of St. Margaret, Westminster, London, England.
All you will have is the baptism I'm afraid. Birth certs as we know them, were not available until after 1837, and even then some births were never registered.

How do you know his date of birth.? A baptism date is not a date of birth, unless it's included in the baptism details.

Steve, Thank you so much for your response in explaining England's birth & baptismal to me. . Got the DOB from Ancestry. So what I'm really looking for is his Baptismal then, is that correct? Perhaps the date is his baptismal. Please help guide me to where I can get the information directly from his Baptismal record. It appears to be St. Margaret's, Westminster, London, if the information I've gotten is correct. Kindest regards, Marge
When you say that you got the DOB from Ancestry, is that the record or from a Family tree on Ancestry. ?

It is well known that some family trees are rather fictitious, and some owners grab any records that seem to fit, without sources and pure guesswork.

The only record from Ancestry record set for London is this one....................!?

John Talbot
Gender: Male
Record Type: Christening (Baptism)
Baptism Date: 12 Mar 1769
Baptism Place: St Giles, Cripplegate, City of London, London, England
Father: Edward Talbot. Occ. Taylor.
Mother: Darkis Talbot
Register Type: Parish Register

Margaret Frances Sheldon
Residence St George Hanover Square
Marriage year 1772
Parish St George, Hanover Square
Spouse's first name(s) Francis Talbot
Spouse residence St George Hanover Square
County Middlesex
Country England
City of Westminster Archives Centre
Record set Westminster Marriages
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Marriages
Collections from England, Great Britain
Essex Burial Index 1530-1994
First name(s) Margaret Frances Talbot
Burial year 1826
Birth year 1749
County Essex
Country England
Place Witham
Age 77*** Female
Burial date 20 May 1826
Burial place Witham, Essex, England
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Burials
Collections from England, Great Britain