Hello, just to let you know that I have sent for copies actual Christening
Record for Christening entries found in the IGI to Derbyshire Records
Office.They were very helpful and obliging.
You can make the enquiry by e-mail giving relevant details. They then sent
the application forms in an attachment. They did not have to search as I
had supplied the details. I had to fill out a copyright form and send a
payment by cheque or plastic card details for debiting as payment.
E-mail address below.
I had sent for two Christenings that I had found in the IGI. The total
charge was £7.50 as they charged a handling fee.
I have also recently obtained a marriage record from Staffordshire Records
Office. They sent similar forms but only charged £1.50 and they did not
charge a handling fee.
I was looking for a Christening for a Thomas Swift born about 1787 son of
Samuel Swift and Jane Wilkes who married at St Modwen Burton on Trent 1786.
I found two possibilities one in the IGI and another in the Vital Records.
I have now received the records. They do not give any more detail than the
IGI or the Vital Records. (I had not expected more detail) but thought it
worth looking at the actual record.
They do not give a Father's occupation nor the Mother's maiden name that
might of connected them to the marriage at Burton on Trent,
Does anyone know if I am likely to find more detailed information in the
Bishops Transcripts? I had read that these were sometimes more detailed.
I am only a self taught researcher but I have also read if you put the IGI
and the Vital Records together you would only have two thirds of the
We have an Ancestor, Thomas Swift in the 1841 Census for Nottingham St
Mary but he had a N for not born in Nottinghamshire. Thomas Swift had given
the name Wilks Swift to all his children at their Baptism. One child was a
Jane Wilks Swift who died quite soon after birth.
We had thought that although Thomas Swift did not use the Wilks Swift name
it might of been his Mother's maiden name. His wife's maiden name was
Sarah Nix and they married at St Mary's Nottingham.
We found the marriage of a Jane Wilkes to a Samuel Swift in 1786 in Burton
upon Trent and we have been researching to try and find a Thomas Swift son
of Samuel Swift and Jane Wilkes
We have found a Baptism of a Thomas Swift in the Vital Records 1786 10
December at St Alkmund in Derby Derbyshire .Thomas a son of Samuel and Jane
However the record from the IGI for 7 April 1787 Thomas Swift born
Shirland Derbyshire son of Samuel Swift and Jane was either incorrectly
transcribed by the LDS or Derbyshire have sent the wrong record. The Church record
copy is quite easy to read and it is 7 April 1787 Thomas son of Samuel and
SARAH received into the Church but previously baptised by the Minister at St
Alkmund's in Derby.
There is nothing to say that the record if from Shirland.
Has anyone ever seen a record like this where a child is received into the
Church but was previously baptised in another Parish?
Could it be that the person previously baptised and being received into the
Church is not a child but an adult?
I would be grateful for any help or suggestions.