Baptisms of the children of John and Elizabeth Pers
St. Edmund's Church, Norwich, Norfolk, England



Anno Domini 1612
Ester the daughter of John Pers and Elizabeth his wife was baptized the xvi th of August


Anno Domini 1618
John the sonne of John Pers and Elizabeth his wife was baptized the xi? th of March


Anno Domini 1619
Elizabeth daughter of John Pearse and Elizabeth his wife was baptized the vi th of March


Anno Domini 1621
Robert sonne of John Pearse and Elizabeth his wife was baptized the ?? th of December


Anno Domini 1625
Mary daughter of John Pearse and Elizabeth his wife was baptized the ?? th of December


Anno Domini 1627
Judith daughter of John Pearse & Elizabeth was baptized the ?? th of ffebruary



John Pers and his wife Elizabeth were married in Norwich, Norfolk, England in April 1610 and their marriage was recorded in the parish register there at St. Edmund's Church. In the register were records of the baptisms of six of their children. Other children of John and Elizabeth may have been baptized there but were not found because the register, being old, is not in the best of shape and many of the records are torn, damaged or illegible.

The records were recorded by year, with the new year beginning on March 25th. Baptisms that took place from January until that day would be considered now to have taken place in the following year. Thus Judith would have been baptized in February 1628. The day of baptism was given in Roman numerals followed by "th" and were impossible to make out in some cases. I have included the nearest year in the images. Anthony is supposedly the oldest child but I was unable to find his baptism; the pages for 1611 are torn and much information is missing. Barbara, the other child for whom a baptism cannot be found, came with her parents to Massachusetts and was considered one of the younger children according to one source.


Source:
Parish registers for Norwich,1538-1946, Registers of St. Edmund's, Church of England, Norwich, Norfolk, England; FHL MF 993665, item 1, Baptisms 1598-1685 Marriages 1562-1685 Burials 1550-1685.




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