multiple baptisms at Sheffield Parish Church on 13 November 1831 - ??
In the Shefield Indexers' Parish Records database I've just seen 47 baptisms, all on the same day, all by the same priest officiating. Can anyone shed light on what was going on that day or was thisjust a normal working day down at the Parish Church in those times? None of my family was "done" that day - I'm just curious!
Re: multiple baptisms at Sheffield Parish Church on 13 November 1831 - ??
It is not unusual for the parish church. I think the vicar used to round them all up. The most I have come across was in June 1837 just before civil registration was introduced on 1 July there was 822 baptisms in that month.