Why was a baby "admitted to the church" several months after baptism?
That baptism was private, connoting the baby was not expected to live - but
was this considered a lesser ceremony?
The Modbury parish register notes in full: Ann KING, daughter of Roger and
Eleanor, was privately baptised 8th November 1786 and admitted into the
church 5th January 1787.
Ann lived to marry Philip LANG of Ugborough (my line).
Be great if someone can explain this