Many thanks for your comment.
Can you give me a reference to this practise? Do you know if it occurred
in West Wales ? On the face of it, placing a fragile new born baby
anywhere near a decaying body, seems counterintuitive.
From: Rina Callingham [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 19 February 2007 18:32
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Fishguard PEM marriage lookup
I can't help with the marriage look-up, but with regard to the child
being baptised on the day of it's mother's burial, the most likely
scenario is that she died as a result of complications of childbirth.
In such situations, the infant was often baptised on the coffin lid - a
so called coffin baptism.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Davies, Dr R." <rd9(a)leicester.ac.uk>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 5:43 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] Fishguard PEM marriage lookup
I am looking for the following marriage, most probably at Fishguard,
Daniel Evans and a Mary.
They would settle at Newport PEM. A child William Evans (born
Fishguard) was baptised at Newport on 10 Dec 1809.
A daughter Eliza (born Fishguard) was born around 1807-8. (Newport
baptism register lost).
Their final child James Seaborn Evans was baptised at Newport on 30
Aug 1815. The same day as the burial of his mother.
Is there anything significant about a burial and baptism on the same
Regards / hwyl
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