I note that you didn’t record which register, i.e. volume you found your entry. The
baptism register which I transcribed is volume 3 of the Galloon Church of Ireland
registers, and volume 4 is the baptism register for 1860-1873. There is also another
mixed register, the volume number of which I don’t have at my finger tips (I don’t have a
microfilm reader at home!) which has some baptisms covering the gap from 1857 to 1860
between volumes 3 and 4.
While transcribing volume 3, I formed the opinion that the register wasn’t updated
immediately a baptism had taken place, but was probably updated from notes later, and
therefore making it easier to errors to be made. In this regard, volume 3 has some
entries that were well out of chronological order, obviously entered when the original
oversight was discovered.
I also note that in your transcription, you recorded the Minister as “John Thornhill”. As
you’ll notice from my transcript, he uses Jn’n Thornhill and sometimes Jon’n Thornhill,
which suggests that your transcript is from a register other than volume 3.
In regard to the townland, your “Kilcork” is probably Kilturk.
From: Bonnie Malmat
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Galloon Baptisms added
Fantastic and thanks VERY much to David Armstrong.
Odd though. My ancestor was born here. I saw the entry the one time I made
it to Belfast and transcribed it as this:
MIC 1/51 PRONI (same as in the new database)
William Alexander Caldwell born 11-19-1856 bp 5-31-1857
Parents: James and Eliza
Residence: Kicu? (Kilcork?)
Father's occupation: Laborer
Minister: John Thornhill.
The last name was all scrunched together at the end, which had made it hard
for other searching to find the entry. But I had a notarized document dated
1872 saying that he was baptized in Galloon on that date.
But it's not in this database just added. I wonder why?
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