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From: Chris Burgoyne <>
Subject: Re: Infidelity Parish Baptism records
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 10:59:34 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
I presume it means that a payment had been made to the parish to cover the
costs of bringing up the baby. If the father was away and the mother had
no significant income of her own shw would probably have been "on the
parish", i.e. supported by the parish. So the father was made to pay, or
to sign something to say he would pay, so that the extra costs did not
fall on the parish itself.
On Wed, 9 May 2001, Elsie Person wrote:
> I was searching the Crediton Baptism reel at the Family History Centre.
> and found this interesting item.
> LUXTON, William s of Sarah 18 Mar 1810
> A married woman whose husband has been a year a half and still absent...
> Indeminity has been given to the Parish by the reputed husband
> Father: William Davy
> Does anyone know what the indeminity means: I am presuming that it means the husband
> is not responsible for the new baby.