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On first page: memorandum that the entries were copied from an old register in the time of Thomas Collet and William Short, churchwardens, by John Mowlynge, clerk of the church, April 1598. Entries in Latin, 1623 - 1624. On last page: miscellaneous jottings concerning baptisms. On fly leaf; memorandum that the register was bound in 1781 in the time of John Allan and John Jeffery, churchwardens.
Includes entry as folows: W[illia]m [i.e. William, cf. Will] Adams* sonne [i.e. son] of John Adams baptized [i.e. baptised] the foure [i.e. four] & twentith [i.e. twentieth] of September 1564
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[* cf. The first Englishman in Japan by P.G. Rogers, 1956, copies available in archives printed bookstock and Local Studies collection at this centre. For an image of the William Adams entry, please click here]
Last updated by Borough Archivist 12 November 1999.