Baptised clandestinely

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PoppyW
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Baptised clandestinely

Post by PoppyW » Tue May 07, 2019 6:38 pm

I have located a baptism entry which states that the child was “.... clandestinely baptised as was reported by the above Jacobite preacher....”
Can anyone shed any light on what this means? I have heard of clandestine marriages, but never baptisms.

Falkyrn
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Re: Baptised clandestinely

Post by Falkyrn » Thu May 09, 2019 10:56 am

You don't say what date this happened but for many years there were restrictions in place as to what could or could not be done by followers of religious groups other than the "Established" Church.

For example following the 1745 uprising by Charles Stuart the Episcopalian Church which supported him found itself proscribed and their rights and freedoms restricted to the pre 1711 era (in 1711 the Episcopalian Act was relaxed and ministers not of the Cof S could perform the basic functions of their office)- in a similar fashion the Roman Catholic Church was extremely limited until the early 1800's.
~RJ Paton~

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