Shared Photo: Norfolk Baptisms

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Can anyone read the writing? The transcription on doesn't have a lot of information. Thomas Waterman baptized November 19, 1564, Norfolk.

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Wow, but this is hard.  Here's a guess:

Thomas filius Rici Waterman bapt fuit eodem die

Thomas son of Richard Waterman was baptised the same day [as the one above, and the one above that]

The line above Rici means it was an abbreviation
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
Ros, you are a wonder! Never in a million years could I have "read"  this!

Great job, Ros!
Thanks Ros!
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Barely.  I have done some reading of Middle English texts.  It is the "style of writing" (what we would call "font" these days) which takes a little getting used to, as well as so many terms which have changed.

I would recommend reading using a guide.
by Teresa Conant G2G6 Mach 5 (50.4k points)
Thanks Teresa!

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