Help needed with baptism record

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  1. Jellylegs

    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming the attached record is in Latin, which I haven't a clue about. Can anyone translate it for me please? (I want to type up a transcription of it).

    I can work out:-
    the child's name - Edward Denis Lynch
    parents Thomas and Hannorah
    date of birth and presumably baptism

    but what does the rest actually say?

    I have another for his sister, so hopefully with a bit of help (or a lot :rolleyes: ) I will be able to work that one out for myself.
     

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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I'm about as good at Latin as you are, but this might help from Genuki
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    https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/LatinNotes
     
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    I can do a full transcription if you want, but for now the gist of it is:

    Born: 8 Nov 1853
    Baptised: 25 Nov 1853
    Name: Edward Denis Lynch
    Parents: Thomas & Hannorah Lynch
    Godfather: James McLean
    Godmother: Catharine Costello
    By: Michael Conway ('Miss Ap' - Apostolic Missioner?)
     
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    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @arthurk - I did think that was Godfather and Godmother, but couldn't find it in google translation Latin to English (if that was the place to look) and so I have been searching for those people in the census to see if I can find anything more on the parents Thomas Lynch and Hannorah Sullivan who I think were both from Ireland. I haven't found them together on a census - they married in 1849, Ireland and Thomas died in 1857, Sheppey, Kent (which is where the baptism took place).

    The Godparents in his sister Elizabeth Lynch's baptism are a Catherine Lucas and Robert Wallace.

    I think I have found Catherine on the 1861 census in Sheppey, Kent along with a sister Margaret Sullivan. Both are transcribed as married, but I think Margaret should be transcribed as unmarried - and possibly married in the June quarter of 1862.
     
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    Thanks @AnnB - that helped me with some of it, but it was/is still rather confusing.
     
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    The words are Patrinus and Matrina. Actually some of the Latin is slightly quirky - 8th and 25th in the dates are definitely English rather than Latin; and in most Latin baptisms that I've seen the names are given in Latin with appropriate endings, but here (except for the priest's own name) they are in the simpler English form.
     

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