Baptisms and Birth before 1837

A child was typically Baptised shortly after birth but in some cases it a considerable time later. As a result the date of Baptism gives an indication of the year of birth but is by no means accurate.

In 1837 Civil Registration of Births started, although it was not compulsory for a family to record births of children until later in the century. Before that date births were very often recorded except by some non conformist chapels. Towards the end of the eighteenth century some clergy in parishes started to record the date of birth as well as the date of baptism and where we have found these they are shown.

The indexes below show the full listings for the County or Area unless indicated. If you have additional entries for these areas and wish to donate them please contact us so that we can have as complete a picture of Culpin records as possible.

Transciptions of Baptisms and Births before 1837

About our records

Many of the baptisms in our collection have been donated, the rest coming from our own research but each entry has been check against original records. As a result we do not include references from indexes such the IGI without checking it against the original.