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Baptismal Registers Measure 1961 1961 No 2

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1 Annotation of entries.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)A custodian of registers of baptisms maintained under [F1section 2 of the Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978], shall, without any fee, make the prescribed annotation in any such register in his custody against any entry shewing the baptism of a person who has been legitimated since he was baptised, if the following conditions are satisfied:—

(a)there is produced to the custodian by an interested person a certified copy of an entry in a register, which is maintained under the M1Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1953, or which is in the custody of the Registrar General, being an entry in which the birth of the baptised person is re-registered as that of a legitimated person; and

(b)the interested person identifies to the custodian, in the registers of baptism in his custody, the entry shewing baptism which is alleged to require annotation; and

(c)the custodian is satisfied that the said certified copy relates to the birth of the person whose baptism is recorded in the entry so identified to him:

Provided that nothing in this section shall require any custodian to allow any search to be made in any register of baptisms without payment of such fees as may be lawfully demanded by him.

(2)In this section “prescribed annotation” means the form of words set forth in Part I of the Schedule to this Measure or a form of words substantially to the like effect.

(3)Any certificate of the baptism of any person (other than a short certificate of baptism given under the succeeding section) given in respect of an entry in a register of baptisms which has been annotated in accordance with the provisions of this section shall set out the annotation which appears on the register in full.

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