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From: "Jenny De Angelis" <>
Subject: Re: Of this parish
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:03:19 +0200
There was a period at the end of the 18th C. start of the 19th Century when,
in some counties at least, the Bishop decreed that parish registers should
contain fuller information about the people entered into them.
This meant that info. such as where the person was a native of, i.e. which
parish they had been born in, and in the case of baptism of children the
parents Native parishes are noted and the mother's parents names and her
father's occupation is given. All very useful stuff. The same went for
Marriage registers and for burials too, there is extra information to be
found. But I don't know if this was a country wide ruling or only in the
counties where I have found this, Yorkshire and County Durham.
Does anyone know of this type of ruling in Essex at all?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Max McCready" <>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 2:16 PM
Subject: Of this parish
> Good Evening,
> I obviously don't understand the meaning of the expression "of this
> parish" in Banns and Marriages.
> My appreciation was that the person had been baptised in and resided in
> the Parish.
> My understanding was that these were also the qualifications for receiving
> assistance from the Parish.
> I have a lady married in Finchingfield, said to be 'of this parish', but
> there is no family representation whatsoever in baptisms, marriages (save
> for her) or burials.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Max McCready