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The midwife made a mistake?

Discussion in 'Medicine' started by Pauline, Jan 20, 2024.

  1. Pauline

    Pauline LostCousins Megastar

    I came across an interesting entry in the parish register for Kencot, Oxfordshire in 1714, as follows:

    Elizabeth the Son (mistaken by the Midwife for a Daughter) of Philip & Christian Turner was Baptized the 16th & buryed the 18th of July

    So, did the midwife really make a mistake or was this a case of a child born with ambiguous gender? And who had the final say?

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