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1740 Dopen Ravenswaaij



8 May 1740 ged Wouter, zoon van Goossen van Arkel en Trijntje Benthijm geb donderdag 15 may ongedoopt gestorven.


If we check calendar; 15-may-1740 was indeed Thursday.
The next entry is for baptism on 8-may; infant was born saturday 7-may; but 17-may was saturday!

How is it possible that the priest baptised infant before birth?
He wrote 8-May four times and it never looks like 18-may.

Reacties (4)

René van Weeren zei op do, 11/11/2021 - 01:31

Dear Frank,

The confusion is caused by an ink spot in the first registration. What at first sight seems to be 15 May, is in fact 5 May; the 1 is in fact an ink spot caused by the first (capital) letter of the second inscription. In that way it all falls into place: 5 May 1740 was (as mentioned) a Thursday, 8 May 1740 a Sunday, and 7 May 1740, the day of birth of the second child mentioned, indeed a Saturday.

Frank Bax zei op do, 11/11/2021 - 01:44

Thanks René but 5-may-1740 is not Thursday.

René van Weeren zei op do, 11/11/2021 - 07:28

Dear Frank,

Just checked two perpetual calendars, but to me it seems 5 May 1740 was indeed a Thursday. See also for example date of marriage banns of Amsterdam in attachment for Friday 6 May 1740.

Frank Bax zei op do, 11/11/2021 - 16:33

Thanks René; it seems I was looking at Julian calendar; should be Gregorian calendar.

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