In a page of baptisms in Pulicat I have two children being baptised as
20th August 1839 Henricus Nicholas born about November 1837 parents unknown
adopted by Mr A N Beyts (?)
Sponsors : Louisa Cantervischery, R.N.Beyts and L.H. Cantervischery.
20th August 1839 James William aged about 4 years parents unknown the
adopted son of Mr James Arnold Hicken, Sponsors: Mr James Arnold Hicken,
Mr Macartoon Carrapiett and Mrs Maria E Carrapiett
Perhaps the adoptions were unofficial and confirmed at baptism.