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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: Burnham on Crouch
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 20:37:35 +0100
I can answer the second question, but not the first, I'm afraid. It's a
popular misconception that baptists believe in adult baptism - they don't.
They believe baptism to be a sign which follows personal belief, in other
words, that baptism is for Christian believers. This means that they do not
baptise babies, but it also means that there is no set age at which a person
is baptised. Some baptist churches will include a special time of
thanksgiving in a service, for the birth of a new child (this is sometimes
referred to as a "dedication"). It is possible that such occasions might be
written up in the church minutes, so if you do find that there is/was a
baptist church at Burnham, it might be worth trying to find out if the
minutes book is still in existence.
David Lamb, Devon, England
Interests: Essex: BAXTER, BERRY, DODSON, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, NEWMAN, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, WEBB, WILLSHER Suffolk: BRINGLOVE or BRYNGLOVE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE
Sussex: RALPH Norfolk: DODSON
From: Jill & Drew Parsons <>
Date: 02 April 2001 03:36
Subject: Burnham on Crouch
>1 Could anyone please tell me if there was a Baptist Church in Burnham
on Crouch about 1819 and
>if so where the records might be found please?
>2 Did Baptist families have their children "christened" at a young age
or did they only get
>baptised as adults?
>3 I am trying to trace a child, James Plumridge, born about 10 June 1819
to Baptist parents.
>on the very wet Hibiscus Coast of New Zealand
>Jill & Drew Parsons
>Hibiscus Coast, New Zealand Fax/Tel: ++64 9 424 8139
>Researching: PLUMRIDGE - All
>RANDALL - Wing, BKM, Acton LON, Toddington, BDF