Thank you so much for your prompt reply, it is very much appreciated.
With your experience and knowledge, are you able to advise:
You stated: In the left hand column it states "Received into the Congregation". Would that have been the term used for all baptisms or could it be she was born elsewhere and received into the new parish?
I am assuming Mary Anne CONNERY who was baptised 1822 is the same lady married to James CAMPBELL 1825, being an adult, why would she require the consent of James LEAR, would that be a legal reason, (he was her gauardian or something)?
We have a Mary Anne Lavina CAMPBELL married in AUSTRALIA, Mary Anne Lavina CAMPBELL's marriage certificate states she born DEVONSHIRE, was 23 when she married April 1856. Father: James CAMPBELL, sailor H.M.S. Mother: Mary Anne CONROY.
Researchers who have now passed on had noted Mary Anne Lavina CAMPBELL was born STONEHAM, some noted STONEHOUSE.
Am I correct that STONEHAM is HAMPSHIRE and STONEHOUSE is DEVON?
Mary Anne Lavina CAMPBELL's marriage age (from the certificate) has her 23 years old - born 1833, her death certificate has her 78 in 1906 so born 1828.
We are still trying to obtain some of her children's birth and marriage certificates hoping information about Mary Anne Lavinia's exact birth place and age may have been recorded.
Possibly with accents the spoken word of CONNERY may sound like (CONREY) CONROY.