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Certificate of baptism of Peter Finlay

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Postcard of Certificate of baptism of Peter Finlay.
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Certificate of baptism of Peter Finlay

This certificate of baptism, dated 3 October 1812, is of Peter Finlay, son of Robert Finlay and his spouse, Kathren Williams. The certificate was issued by the Relief Chapel in St James' Place in Edinburgh.

The certificate is signed by the Session Clerk, John Ross and John Drysdale, an elder.

The registration of births, marriages and deaths did not become compulsory until 1855. Thereafter, local authorities, rather than the churches, recorded them so as to monitor population change.

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Online ID: 000-100-067-820-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.OK 76
Date: 1812
3 October 1812
Material: Paper
Dimensions: 195 mm x 125 mm
What: Certificate, baptism
Who: John Drysdale (Signatory)
John Ross, Session Clerk (Signatory)
Kathren Williams (Owner)
Peter Finlay
Robert Finlay (Owner)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh (James' Place, Relief Chape
Description: Baptismal certificate of Peter Finlay, dated 3 October 1812, and registered at the Relief Chapel, James' Place, Edinburgh
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