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Peter & James ANDERSON 1780 Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland

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Re: Peter & James ANDERSON 1780 Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland

Postby Sylcec » Thu May 18, 2017 11:10 pm

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Peter & James ANDERSON 1780 Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland

Postby brunes08 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:46 am

If an infant was born, in your case twins, and the likelihood of survival seemed slim - indeed for twins in the 18c very slim - the infant would often have been baptised at home as soon after the birth as possible. This would ensure the infant would have a Christian burial should it die before a more formal baptism could take place in church. I have seen this on occasions in parish registers. A second baptism later took place in church when all was well. This might be the situation here.
Just an additional thought. Did the second date match any of the baptisms for the other children? Often families had several children baptised at the same time.
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Re: Peter & James ANDERSON 1780 Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland

Postby sdup26 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:31 am

I read it as "oldest called Peter and the youngest...James." Maybe because they were twins, it was thought necessary, even in a later baptism, to make clear who was born first, to avoid possible inheritance issues later on.
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Re: Peter & James ANDERSON 1780 Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland

Postby PaulH01 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:06 am

Could it simply be that the last 'John Taylor' line was crossed out in 1782?

I'm not sure what that line says ('his house'?) but the ink on both lines is slightly different to the rest.

Or could the name 'James' have been added in 1782? I'm not sure why there's a big gap before it otherwise.

The capital 'J' on the first line is different to the ones at the bottom.
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Re: Peter & James ANDERSON 1780 Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland

Postby Amazinggrace » Fri May 19, 2017 2:49 pm

Think the crossed out line says,John Taylor his spouse.
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Re: Peter & James ANDERSON 1780 Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri May 19, 2017 3:20 pm

brunes08 wrote:... the infant would often have been baptised at home as soon after the birth as possible. ...

Actually baptism at home was the normal procedure in Scotland at the time, often only a day or two after birth - sometimes even the actual day of birth.

I'd agree with the idea that the extra date relates to the John Taylor entry, which appears to have been terminated part way through.
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