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From: Audrey Walker <>
Subject: Re: Odd Christian names
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 15:57:32 -0400
References: <000001c46d22$bad73c40$bc5465da@study>


My husband, researching in Nantwich, Cheshire, came across the name SABBATH
CHURCH given at some baptisms in the 1700s, also PLANT MADDOCKS which seems
rather unusual.

Audrey in Ottawa

Roger Sainty wrote:

> Yes, but the name does seem to have had a certain vogue - I have met it a
> few times even in fiction. But other "number" names don't seem to be
> around. Anyone got a Secundus? Tertius? Quartus? Quintus? Sextus? So I
> think there was possibly more to it than just the numerical position in the
> family. What about someone born on the seventh day (Sabbath)?
>
> Roger sainty in NZ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Delia Gleave <d@deliagleave.f9.co.uk>
> To: <>
> Date: Monday, 19 July 2004 03:13
> Subject: Fw: Odd Christian names
>
> >
> >Septimus just means "seventh" so could have been given to the seventh son.
> >
> > Delia
> > Bedfordshire
> >
> >
> >
> >><snip> From: "diane lord" <>
> >
> > his father had Septimus as a middlename ... does anyone know if this used
> >to be a common name??
> >


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