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From: Jon Moore <>
Subject: Re: Baptism before marriage
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 20:23:09 +0100
>From my limited experience it was more common than not for early
baptismal records to give the father's full name and only the mother's
christian name. When you get a surname for the woman it's a bonus, and
is rarely an indication of illegitimacy.
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
William Gallin wrote:
> They had several children and in every case both the parents names were shown in the same manner e.g. "John Smith" and "Mary".
> No surname was ever given for the mother.