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Perculier addition on Baptism Reg

Andrew193

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I have a baptism reg sheet with the date of baptism given as 29th November 1874 but in the margin is written: "Privately received 22nd April 1877". I've never encountered this before and wondered why this had been added and the 3-year difference?
 

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Private baptisms usually took place when it was thought that the baby might not live. They were often done by the Doctor or the midwife if a member of the Clergy was not available. This is why they were often repeated at a later date in church.
 

Andrew193

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Private baptisms usually took place when it was thought that the baby might not live. They were often done by the Doctor or the midwife if a member of the Clergy was not available. This is why they were often repeated at a later date in church.
Thanks emeltee that makes perfect sense.
 

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