Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesdays Tip - Baptisms at Grandfather's Church

Then, as now, families like to have a relative baptise the latest additions to the family. When it is grandfather performing the baptism then the family travels to grandfather's parish. I've recently transcribed some baptisms held at St Martin Outwich in the City of London and found these nice examples of a family having grandfather baptise the latest additions.
  1. 19 Sep 1832, Beaumont Ellis s. of Beaumont Atkinson, gentleman, and Elizabeth (Ellis), South Grove, Hampstead, b. 15 July; by J. J. Ellis, M.A., Rector
  2. 02 Aug 1835, Georgina Elizabeth, d. of George Stevenson Ellis, gentleman, and Barbara Frances (Simpson), South Sea House, b. 21 July; by J. J. Ellis, M.A., Rector
  3. 23 May 1837, John Joseph Ellis, s. of Beaumont Atkinson, gentleman, and Elizabeth (Ellis), South Grove, Hampstead, b. 20 April; by J. J. Ellis, M.A., Rector
  4. 23 May 1837, Catharine Frances, d. of George Stevenson Ellis, gentleman, and Barbara Frances (Simpson), South Sea House, b. 21 April; by J. J. Ellis, M.A., Rector
  5. 20 Dec 1840, George Simpson, s. of George Stevenson Ellis, gentleman, and Barbara Frances (Simpson), South Sea House, b. 16 Sep; by J. J. Ellis, M.A., Rector
  6. 11 Jul 1842, Henrietta Jane, d. of George Stevenson Ellis, gentleman, and Barbara Frances (Simpson), South Sea House, b. 6 June; by J. J. Ellis, M.A., Rector
  7. 08 Jan 1844, Barbara Frances, d. of George Stevenson Ellis, gentleman, and Barbara Frances (Simpson), 20 Dartmouth Terrace, Blackheath, b. 19 Nov 1843; by J. J. Ellis, M.A., Rector
  8. 08 Dec 1845, Helen Blanche, d. of George Stevenson Ellis, gentleman, and Barbara Frances (Simpson), 20 Dartmouth Terrace, Blackheath, b. 29 Oct; by J. J. Ellis, M.A., Rector 
Here is  The Rev John Joseph Ellis, M.A. record in the CCEd, the Clergy of the Church of England database. His son, George Stevenson Ellis, lived nearby at South Sea House but moved out to Blackheath and still returned to have his father perform the baptisms. His daughter Elizabeth (Ellis) Atkinson, lived in Hampstead and came into the city for her father to perform the baptisms.

Knowing the occupation of relatives can make all the difference in finding baptisms which don't appear in the home parish.

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