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From: Mona Rainville <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Question on Sponsors to baptisms
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 22:19:52 -0400
It varied over time, but generally a child had to have reached the "Age
of Reason" in order to be an acceptable sponsor. I seem to recall this
meant that the child had to be at least 7 years of age. But I have seen
three year olds as sponsors (in Yorkshire), so it was probably left at
the discretion of each Minister to evaluate.
Philip Cochran wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone knew an age limit or I should say minimum age one had to be to be a sponsor for a baptisms that took place, specifically in the Anglican Church. I have found in 1799 the baptism of a child of Richard and Susanna Luck at Christ Church Anglican, they list 3 sponsors one being a Charles Luck. I just learnt that they had a son Charles who based on what I found out would be about 17 in 1799 so wondering if this is the son being a sponsor for his brothers baptism?
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