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From: "Challice" <>
Subject: [DEV] Queries regarding John Britton
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 10:01:47 +0100
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As Bishops Tawton is on the outskirts of Barnstaple, it could easily have
been a case of the mother Elizabeth giving birth away from home, at her
mother's house for example, and then a sickly child being privately
baptised, perhaps even by the midwife.
A year later, when the child had survived, he was 'received into church' in
the mother's parish. This would place on record the fact that the child had
been baptised.

Paul Challice
Daventry UK

> John son of John and Eliz bp May 1795 Barnstaple rec 15/8/1796, does that
> mean he was born in Barnstaple and the family moved to Bishop Tawton?

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