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Catholic Baptisms

Postby Norfolk Nan » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:16 pm

I'm looking at the baptism of a John Lee in 1863 at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Islington and am surprised to see the actual record (thanks to Find My Past) is just a photograph of a list of names and dates for a number of years written across what looks like an accounts book. There are no details of parents which surprises me. I did wonder if these children were orphans or inmates of an institution but there's nothing that gives me a clue. Any suggestions please? I've no experience with RC records so any thoughts would be very welcome.
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Re: Catholic Baptisms

Postby AntonyM » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:35 pm

That is just an index page.

You will find the actual register entry by browsing the collection on FMP, but it shows as "conversus", and no birth date, parents or god-parents are shown - so presumably an adult conversion.

RC records are often very detailed, although usually in Latin.
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Re: Catholic Baptisms

Postby Mick Loney » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:18 pm

Sounds more like someone’s research notes or transcriptions rather than the actual register. Which as Anthony has pointed out, contain a lot ore detail.
Whoops, missed Anthony’s comment regarding the index :oops:
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Re: Catholic Baptisms

Postby Norfolk Nan » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:01 pm

Thanks both. I found the original entry and saw the comments added to the text. So, no real way of knowing if this is an adult or an orphaned child? I've been searching for a John Lee of this place and period for ages but can't find anything conclusive. I thought I might have cracked it for a moment... :shock:
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