Baptisms at St Mary
in the Parish of Todmorden
For the format of dates in Registers prior to 1752, see notes on the Julian Calendar
All pages have been transcribed; where there are years missing, pages appear to be missing or records were not kept.
Some pages are badly damaged, so transcription has been difficult.
The Clerk and Curate between 1662-1685 was Henry Krabtree who was somewhat notorious in the district for his eccentricity. However, we have him to thank for the first consistent keeping of Parish records, so perhaps he can be forgiven his eccentricities.
Where the records include the word "Dippers", "Dipper" or "Dippr" this could refer to the method of baptism which was favoured by some Baptists at the time. This meant that instead of sprinkling, as was common in the Church of England, immersion of the body was favoured during the baptism ceremony. The divide between sects which are "Dippers" and "Sprinklers" goes on until the present day.
The Register for Baptisms at St Mary 1625 - 1634 with Surname Index
The Register for Baptisms at St Mary 1670 - 1769 with Surname Index
The Register for 1670 - 1769 is divided into batches covering 34 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below
1670 - 1703 1704 - 1737 1738 - 1769
The Register for Baptisms at St Mary 1800 - 1813 with Surname Index
The Register for Baptisms at St Mary 1824 - 1832 with Surname Index
There are 5968 Baptism Records extracted for this Church
A combined index for all the above registers may be accessed through the links below.
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