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From: "Diane wynne" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Children's names
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 13:56:21 +0200
My thanks to everyone for their comments on this question.
Tony suggested another parish and I did check Dovercourt. The parish records
for Harwich are awful for many years. Obviously completed ages after the
event as, at best, not in chronological order and both baptisms and
marriages with a gap where the surname should be. The worst is a comment by
a vicar in the late 1600s who noted that many years of burials had never
been entered. Another example are years where there are many births and
deaths but in other close years, only a few, which appears to indicate
entries were not included.
Having said that the registers for the years in question are not too badly
Jo suggested two burials of Sarahs and I had checked both but the parents
were different and anyway both these burials were after the second Sarah was
I think I'll go along with the majority suggestion that they simply named
two daughters the same, for whatever reason.
This family appeared to follow a naming pattern; first son after the father,
second son after a grandfather, first daughter after the mother and second
daughter after a grandmother. So the first Sarah named after the mother and
the second Sarah named after both grandmothers - Sarah and Mary.
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