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From: Sheila Jones <>
Subject: Re: BAPTISM or CHRISTENING
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 11:23:18 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
On Fri, 28 Jul 2000 10:08:46 +0100 Edwards Family <> wrote:
> Approached from the other way I have never heard of an adult christening.
Do you mean "adult christening" as opposed to "adult baptism"?
I was not christened/baptised/whatever as a child but made a conscious decision to
become a member of the Church of England when I was nearly 21. I was therefore
baptised (that's what the certificate says) one week before I was confirmed. I was
given the option (although I didn't take it up) to add additional names to those
appearing on my birth certificate (possibly even alter them, but I don't remember) but
I don't know whether this would then be classed as christening.
All in all, it now worries me that some future genealogist in generations to come in my
family is going to have problems reconciling a birth in Middlesex, a baptism nearly 21
years later in Sheffield (I was at University as the time) and a marriage in Merseyside
2 years after that! Guess I'd better make sure I get my family history properly
recorded for posterity!
Researching COAKER/COKER/COCKER/CAUKER/CAWKER in Modbury, Ugborough and Ermington
(Devon) and Southwark/Lambeth/Brixton (Surrey/London) and CARL/CARLE in Southwark
Commencing research on HOARE in Devonport and Kilmington (Devon) and West