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Bywell St. Andrew Baptism Register (1813 - 1898)


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Bywell St. Andrew Baptism Register - Click for bigger imageThis entry, extracted from the Bywell St. Andrew parish baptism register 1813 - 1898, refers to George Jewitt baptised 16th June 1814. He was the son of Thomas and Isable Jewitt of Riding Mill. Thomas's profession was Labourer on the Turnpike Road. When a person is baptised an entry is made in the baptism register. Of particular interest are the baptism registers for the period 1798-1812. These are known as Bishop Barrington registers. Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, ordered that additional information should be recorded in the registers, for example, details about the parents and sometimes grandparents of the child being baptised. The baptism registers of Bywell St. Andrew parish are deposited with Northumberland Archives Service.