Sunderland baptisms: 1838

546 baptisms at Sunderland Holy Trinity for the year 1838. We love this parish because the clerk continued recording the mother’s maiden surname and the child’s birth date long after those requirements were dropped (1813), and sometimes even the mother’s surname from a former marriage, as in the first sample below.

Sample baptisms:

  • 3 Jan 1838 Ralph Thompson Laidler, of Burleigh Street, born 27 Jul 1837, son of John Laidler (shipwright) & Ann Taylor late Robson
  • 7 Feb 1838 George William Reynolds, of Villier Street, born 25 Dec 1837, son of George Reynolds (master mariner, deceased) & Elennor Andrews
  • 28 Nov 1838 Margaret Jane Todd, of Burleigh Street, born 6 Jun 1827, daughter of George Todd (blacksmith) & Elizabeth Tilly

The abodes are all streets in Sunderland plus a few in Bishopwearmouth.