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Baptism Records

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Mistycat Report 13 Mar 2014 13:13

I have a number of copies of original baptism records....on some, above the child's christian name, are the letters P.B. underlined.

Can someone tell me what they mean please...

I know at least one child died within a year of birth

Misty x


KathleenBell Report 13 Mar 2014 13:16

I would think it probably stands for Private Baptism. If a child is ill and perhaps not expected to live they might be baptised at home or in hospital. This would be classed as a private baptism.

Kath. x


Mistycat Report 13 Mar 2014 13:20

Of Course Kath, that makes sense, it fits with the death

Thank you very much

Misty x