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And if the two baptisms are several years apart it can indicate that the first child died and the second child was named after the first one, quite a common practice. So worth checking burial registers as well.
On 14 Feb 2021, at 10:06, Geoffrey Knott <geoff0knott@...> wrote:
If an unbaptised person died it was
thought that he/she would not be received into heaven: so if a
newborn or unbaptised child was thought to be unlikely to
survive, a fairly common practice was for a baptism to be
arranged at the home. This would usually, but not always, be
indicated in the register by a 'P' or 'half-baptised'. If the
child subsequently survived, a full church baptism would be
held, again usually, but not always, marked in the register as
'received into the church'.
Hopr this helps.
On 13/02/2021 20:32, james o'kelly
Not a technical problem, but a record source, I
have come across two records of christening for the same person
on two different occasions, one in 1813 and another in 1814, has
anyone else found this?, and how can this be? would
appreciate any input, I believe they are at the same church,