Friday, 8 September 2017

An unusual genealogical record

On a tour of Salisbury Cathedral it was mentioned that in the Royal Navy a ship's bell would be used for baptizing the child of a crew member. The bell, inverted with the clapper removed was used to hold the holy water. After the ceremony the child's name would be engraved on the rim; not a genealogical record I'd heard of previously.

1 comment:

Crissouli said...

New to me also, but interesting.