I found some more unusual entries in the St Mary’s register from Lancaster last night:

Baptism 1788 Oct 14 – Lettice dr of Jane wife of James Atkinson of Skerton by John Robinson Ship Carpenter who acknowleges that he was the father of the child, James Atkinson being abroad on board the Ship Three Sisters as proved by Depositions before Fenton Esq Magistrate.

Baptism 1789 Mar 17 – Ann dau of Joseph & Esther Hamilton, rat destroyer

Baptism 1797 Oct 21 – George an adult negro aged 22

Burial – 1799 Jun 15 – Henry a negro in the service of W Willer

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