Baptisms for St Mary of the Angels, Madras 1788-1790 have been been uploaded to the FIBIS database. This dataset has been very kindly sent to us by FIBIS member David Atkinson, who transcribed the entries from the Portuguese, and sent us the following description
The pages I have taken this from are located at Familysearch.org.
Catholic Church. St. Mary’s Co-Cathedral (George Town, Madras)
Microfilm of manuscripts at San Thome Cathedral Basilica, Mylapore, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.
Baptisms 1751-1787; Family History Library; International Film: 2048971 Item 7
The image page number I have indexed against each name in the REFERENCE column. A number of pages do not follow date sequence. I have given priority to the order of baptismal dates however.
Particular notes of interest are that although the records are in Portuguese, a number of the priests came from elsewhere, such as Fr illuminato de Veneza, Fr Castulus Kleinmond from Bohemia, Fr Arnoldin (Arnoldino), a Capuchin based at Pondicherry, and other priests for whom it is clear Portuguese was not their first language, nor English for that matter. This goes a long way to explaining varieties of spellings and varied usages of accents. I have reproduced to the letter their written versions. In some cases it is possible to infer names even though parts of the words remain obscure. In these cases I have taken the liberty of completing these. For others, where possibilities remain open, I have used ellipses to signify gaps.
Where a person ‘s caste is given, I have abbreviated the word “ casteâ€ to “ C.â€
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