parish register


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parish register

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a book in which the births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in a parish are recorded
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It is not their names that recur in the parish register.
He soon recovered the effects of his attachment, for we find his name in the parish register, as a witness to the marriage of Maria Lobbs to her cousin; and it also appears, by reference to other documents, that on the night of the wedding he was incarcerated in the village cage, for having, in a state of extreme intoxication, committed sundry excesses in the streets, in all of which he was aided and abetted by the bony apprentice with the thin legs.
I could not but think - as I looked at these feeble and tremulous productions of hands which could draw the longest arrow to the head in a stout elk-horn bow, or split a bead or feather with a rifle- ball - of Crabbe's musings over the Parish Register, and the irregular scratches made with a pen, by men who would plough a lengthy furrow straight from end to end.
Immediately after the burial, he wrote in the parish register Hostia Sanctae Castitatis, i.
The Parish Register provides information regarding anyone who was born, baptized or confirmed (after 1737), married or died in a particular parish.
THE earliest reference to Acocks Green is in a parish register in 1604.
And it was in that final act that George Barrs was able to take his revenge, for he had access to the parish register, and he could write, and they (on both scores) did not.
The parish register of St George the Martyr, Holborn (Camden since 1965) records the baptism on 27 June 1767 of George Cecil Anderson, son of George and Harriet, East Street, and the register of St George, Bloomsbury records the baptism on 8 April 1770 of Harriot Mary Ann [daughter] of Charles and Harriot Elizabeth Dibdin (born April 3).
A review of evidence on infant mortality derived from the London bills of mortality and parish registers indicates that there were major registration problems throughout the whole of the parish register period.
The parish register of St Mary shows the marriage of his maternal great-great-grandparents on November 27, 1870 - William Walker and Mary Astbury (ne Ellis).
Such was the case with the Rev Thomas Hassall (1573-1657) of Amwell, Hertfordshire and with David Foulis who compiled the parish register of Paddington in the 1660s.
However, the decision to follow the sometimes confused layout of the original manuscript, and not to reorder the text in a more strictly chronological fashion or to separate a number of lists that belong more properly in a parish register was, in the estimation of this reviewer, a misjudgement.