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Braddan Presentments 1769

The minister & wardens beg leave to represent to the revd court that Thos Hampton of this parish has two children one of which is above two years & the other about four months old unbaptized

Thos Hampton hath appeared & hath promised in court that the youngest od sd children shall be baptized before the next circuit court.

They beg leave likewise to represent to the revd court that the custom lately here has been for the warden or wardens that carry the bread & wine for the sacrament to church, usually to have one shilling Britt for each time begging that the Revd court may determine whether such custom or such payment be lawful or reasonable or not

The above mentioned custom is by the court held & declared to be neither lawful nor reasonable & therefore to cease for the future.


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