Saturday, 11 January 2014

The mystery of an 1877 private baptism

The final entry in Bromley Saints Peter and Paul Baptismal register 1867-1877 is a mystery. The entry contains only a First name Reginald date 20th October and an address of  Kingston Terrace Bromley and is entered by a curate as a private baptism.
Since the entry ends one volume of the register I presumed the curate intended the entry to appear at the beginning of the next volume,but it does not.
There are two registered births in the Bromley Registration district for 1877 earlier in the year which are possibilities but  are much earlier in the year that a private baptism months after civil registration is a remote possiblity.
So baby Reginald remains a mystery and the entry is enigmatic.