The words "Ext. Unc." suggest that the Baptism took place in circumstances that
suggested that the child was in imminent danger of dying. The Roman Catholic sacrament of
Extreme Unction or the Last Rites is normally given to a person shortly before death. The
words Plen Indule refer to a Plenary indulgence which Google says -
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, an indulgence is “the remission before
God of the temporal punishment due to sin whose guilt
has already been forgiven. A properly disposed member of the Christian
faithful can obtain an indulgence under prescribed conditions through
the help of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses
and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ
and the saints. An indulgence is partial if it removes part of the temporal punishment due
to sin, or plenary if it removes all punishment.”
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/plenary-indulgences.html#ixzz3P1WiMJMB
Hope this helps.
From: collins.g via <aus-pt-jackson-convicts(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Friday, 16 January 2015, 21:27
Subject: [PJ] Baptism Certificate
I have been tracking possible children of my 3 x great grandmother, Sally/Sarah Donnelly,
who arrived in 1828 on the Elizabeth and research of Suzanne Voytas was most helpful in
filling in some missing pieces.
In 1830 she was sentenced to the Female Factory for being a runaway and it is her that , I
believe, she gave birth to my 2 x great grandmother Mary Ann McCrumb (McCrumb was her
married name from her marriage ,also in 1828, to a John McCrumb.
It has been confirmed that she took up with a John Montgomery with whom she had a number
of children and I have received a transcript of a baptism certificate for one, Rosanah,
which has notations that I hope someone can answer for me.
The transcription notes:
- register as St. Mary’s Cathedral, Roman Catholic Baptisms Jan 1833
-name Rosanah (see note below*)
-DOB- none recorded
- date of baptism “Received into the Church in Parramatta Hospital Ext. Unc. Plen. indule.
23 Jan 1833”
- father- none recorded
- mother- none recorded
- residence – “Mass at Mr. Montgomery’s visited factory”
* Text of entry reads “Mass at Mr. Montgomery’s . Received Rosanah into the Church in
Parramatta Hospital . Ext. Unc. Plen. Indule. Visited Factory . 23rd”
I know that some records exist from the Factory but I was unable to find anything for both
Sally/Sarah or Mary’s birth and I hope that someone can assist here.
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