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Change of Christian name?

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Change of Christian name?

Posted: 5 Jul 2012 2:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bishop
Morning all,

Can anyone help with the below - I believe one of my ancestors may have changed their name at a young age.

I have been to look at the parish records and can not find Thomas Bishop (born 1835c) anywhere.

Based on his marriage certificate I know his father was called Thomas. When I looked at the records I could only find a William Bishop born to a Thomas Bishop (b1806) in Gilmorton, that fitted the rough timeline. Details below.

William Bishop born June 25th 1837. Census record of 1841 - has him as Thomas Bishop age 5. (I know a 2 year difference isn't much).

Is this normal to change a name so young?

This is the order I have the children in, which matches the 1841/51 census based on other births I found for Thomas (1806). His oldest brother was called William (2 william's in one house???)

William Bishop
1826 – alive in 1841
Henry Bishop
1828 –
Mary Bishop
1830 –
Sarah Bishop
1832 –
Thomas Bishop (possibly William Bishop on parish records)
1835 – 1902

So...could this be right?

Apologies for the rambling!

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
RichardBishop... 5 Jul 2012 8:35AM GMT 
lulupat 8 Jul 2012 2:58PM GMT 
RichardBishop... 8 Jul 2012 3:03PM GMT 
lulupat 8 Jul 2012 3:26PM GMT 
RichardBishop... 8 Jul 2012 3:30PM GMT 
lulupat 8 Jul 2012 3:35PM GMT 
RichardBishop... 8 Jul 2012 3:40PM GMT 
lulupat 8 Jul 2012 4:20PM GMT 
ELLinSpain 9 Jul 2012 4:22PM GMT 
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