Manx Genealogy

Re: A question about baptism register images

private bapt is usually when child is sickly - if child survives then generally there will be a reception into congregation (somes this is entered in reg with just a side note as to date of earlier private bapt sometimes both are entered

recall that until possibly as late as mid/late 19C an unbaptised child. like suicides, was not allowed under church law to be buried in hallowed ground (ie the local churchyard)