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From: "podnsod" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Stapleford Tawney & Greenstead surname LAW
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:17:41 -0500
References: <A774200661E14E39BD1DACEFAE95697B@JennyPC>

I would draw the same conclusion as you have Jenny. I have several baptisms
with similar circumstances as you quote but happening in the same parish.
Many of the first baptisms show PB (Private baptism) in the margin of the
register. The children are later baptised for the second time (perhaps
giving praise to god for the child's survival) and survived to adulthood.

My parish registers are St Margaret's Barking Essex, perhaps the vicar/clerk
thought it pertinent to write P.B in the margin for that specific purpose.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jenny De Angelis" <>
To: "Essex Mailing List" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 12:23 PM
Subject: [Ess] Stapleford Tawney & Greenstead surname LAW

> In the IGI I have found the marriage between Edmund Law and Sarah Dyer 9th
> May 1785 at Stapleford Tawney.
> Then I have found in the IGI the Christenings as follow.
> William Law 15th July 1785 Greensted father Edmund Law mother Sarah
> William Law 31st July 1785 Stapleford Tawney father Edmund Law mother
> Sarah.
> Why would what is apparently the same child of the same parents be shown
> as
> Christened on two different days of the same month as two different
> parishes, though those parishes are fairly close together?
> Might it be that the first baptism, 15th July was carried out on the day
> of
> birth of the child who maybe was not expected to live so was baptised
> quickly at home in Greenstead. Then once the child survived he was taken
> to
> church to be baptised on 31st July at Stapleford Tawney, the home parish
> of
> his parents presumably.
> I was able to check the Greenstead entry online at the SEAX site where
> there are images of some of the PRs for this parish, that entry in the PR
> gave the father as Edmund Law of Stapleford Tawney by his wife Sarah. But
> the year 1785 for Stapleford Tanwey's PR images are not available on the
> SEAX site so I could not check that one.
> What conclusions would others have about having two entries like this?
> Regards
> Jenny DeAngelis
> Spain.
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