There has never been any charge for baptisms in the Church of England. Fees
for marriages and funerals went to the incumbent until recently when it is
possible to assign fees to the diocese in return for a fixed stipend. I
would assume that the Parish registers are most likely to be accurate but
the Bishop's Transcripts are invaluable where the original register is
damaged or missing.
From: Michael Holman <michael(a)caliver.demon.co.uk>
To: DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com <DEVON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: 30 March 1999 19:49
Subject: Re: PRs vs BTs
In article <36FD0747.7C299820(a)igs.net>, Bob Mallett
>There has been some discussion recently about differences between Parish
>Registers and Bishop's Transcripts in terms of content for the same
>parish and the same time period.
I suggest that if opportunity allows, then both sets of record should be
Expierience has shown that entries are not always consistent between
the two records.....and poses the question, why should a baptism occur
in the BT's and not the PR's? and vicky-verky.
A thought... Who actually made up the list sent to the bishop? the
incumbent or his clerk?
A further thought....during the period that the services were being paid
for (except paupers), who got ye money, the incumbent or was it
shared between the parish and the bishop?.
Regards Mike H.
Michael Holman. e-mail michael(a)caliver.demon.co.uk
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