Reading, St Mary, Parish Registers, 1538 - 1812 (CD)

Anguline Research Archives, 2007, CD

This is a complete digital version of the indexed printed registers in two volumes as transcribed by the curate, Gibbs Payne Crawfurd, and published in 1891 and 1892. In some earlier registers causes of death are given, including plague and childbirth. However, among the registers up to 1598 there appears to be been some confusion between loose paper sheets of baptisms and burials, as there are several instances where, despite the year changes, infants have apparently been buried before they were baptised. The CD can be used with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Jean Debney

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