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Check on name please

On the parish records I found a baptism for a Benjamin Godeson - :Page No 134 :Reg No 1065
The parents are written as Mary and Joseph Hague. Would Hague be his surname or his middle name? Was it normal to baptise when not wed?


Re: Check on name please

It will be his middle name.

Re: Check on name please

Hi Sarah, I don't think churches would do checks on whether a couple were married when a baptism is performed. Don't forget that hardly any normal people got divorced in past years as the legal fees were not affordable. So it was common for people just to separate & marry again . John

Re: Check on name please

Thank you Dave and John