Thursday, May 14, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1790 Baptism Record for Rebecca Hill in Hilperton, Wiltshire

It's Treasure Chest Tuesday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1790 baptism record of Rebecca Hill in the Hilperton, Wiltshire Church of England parish registers:

The Rebecca Hill baptism  record is the 5th one down the page:

The transcription of this record is:

"[1790] April 25  Rebecca Daughter of John & Ann Hill          Pauper"

The source citation for this record is:

"Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812," indexed database with record images, ( : accessed 5 May 2020), Hilperton Parish Registers 1772-1812, image 37 of 72, Rebecca Hill baptism entry, 25 April 1790, parents John and Ann Hill.

This is the Original Source record for this baptism of Rebecca Hill.  It is Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the baptism date, place, and the name of the child and parents.

This record has "Pauper" in the margin.  I am unsure what that means other than they were poor.  Did it mean they were supported by the Church?  Was there a poor farm or workhouse for paupers in Hilperton in 1790? 

This is the baptism record from the Hilperton, Wiltshire parish register for my 3rd great-grandmother, Rebecca (Hill) Rich (1790-1863).  Rebecca was the first child (of 6) and daughter of John and Ann (Warren) Hill of Hilperton.  She married John Rich (1789-1868) on 14 February 1815 in Hilperton.  They had 11 children between 1816 and 1833, including my 2nd great-grandmother, Hannah Rich (1824-1911). 


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