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Birth Record - Introduction of Wife after childbirth?

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Re: Birth Record - Introduction of Wife after childbirth?

Posted: 30 May 2013 7:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
I can't make out the exact wording, but it says the child was born on 1 March 1799, then baptized at home (hjemme døpt) on 2 March by Ole Ellingsen Jordal. The date after the witnesses names is 28 April, the date the baby was baptized in church.

It was common practice to baptize babies at home if they were sickly or not expected to live. Anyone could perform this type of baptism. The official baptism is always performed at a later date (if the child survives).
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oldflagolfer 30 May 2013 12:06PM GMT 
Brian Gaber 30 May 2013 1:36PM GMT 
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