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Baptism records

Postby pforkes » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:05 pm

I believe that there are CD-ROMS of baptism records out there somewhere. Does anyone know anything about them?

On the same subject, I am trying to find the baptism record of my great grandmother who was Jessie Turner who was born on 4th March, 1868 in Little Cornard, Suffolk. Her parents were James Turner and Catherine Sarah Turner (née Jannings).

Thanks.
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Re: Baptism records

Postby ianbee » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:40 pm

You can search the Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911 on findmypast
http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-w ... -1538-1911
You don't have to be a subscriber to see the basic search results, which are name, baptism year, parish, names of parents.
Includes baptisms for Little Cornard, 1754-1901
The index was compiled by the Suffolk Family History Society. Look on their website to see what CD's you can buy.
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Re: Baptism records

Postby carobradford » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:36 pm

The baptism index shows Frederic (1863), Ellen (1864) and Emily (1866) but not Jessie.

If it is not a silly question, why are you looking for a baptism when you clearly already have her birth certificate?
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Re: Baptism records

Postby pforkes » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:02 am

If it is not a silly question, why are you looking for a baptism when you clearly already have her birth certificate?


I just want to get as much information as I can...it is surprising how information comes from the unexpected.
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Re: Baptism records

Postby pforkes » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:22 am

The baptism index shows Frederic (1863), Ellen (1864) and Emily (1866) but not Jessie.


I did not know about Frederic (seemingly their first child). I knew about Ellen and Emily (their second and third children).

Jessie was the fourth child. It seems that only the first three children were baptized, so the question is "why"?

I will need to do more research on Frederic, as their seventh child is a Frederick, (with a "k") so I am guessing that their first born passed away before their seventh was born in 1873.

Thank you all of your help.

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Re: Baptism records

Postby pforkes » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:39 am

...and I just found that a Frederick Turner (aged 7) died in Q1 of 1870 in Sudbury...and in Q1 1873 their next son was born...another Frederick Turner (and he was born in Sudbury)!

That's a new great grand uncle for me!

I have ordered a copy of his birth record and death record. Thank you to you all...I had no idea that there was another great grand uncle to be found (his parents had only married in September of 1862 - just a few months before he was born) and his parents had a child pretty much exactly every two years (except 1875).

Thank you all.

Now, why can I only find the baptisms of the first three children???
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Re: Baptism records

Postby carobradford » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:16 pm

Most likely reason is that they just didn't bother with the later ones.
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