While searching for the records of children of my great-great-great-great grandparents, Tomasz Niedziałkowski and Cecylia Chodkowska, I found the Baptismal Record Jan Wojciech Niedziałkowski, born in 1797 in Mosaki Godacze. The record of his baptism is the second record on page 160 of the Book of Baptisms of the Krasne Church 1781-1807.
Click on the image to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Baptismal Record for Jan Wojciech Niedziałkowski. Translated from the Latin, the record states:
Page 160, Year 1797
49 Mosaki Godacze the 12th day of July
I, Stefan Nożewski parish priest of Krasne baptized a male infant by the name of Jan Wojciech, the son of Tomasz and Cecylia née Chodkowska Niedziałkowski, a legally married couple. The Godparents were Jakub Mossakowski and Marianna Kinkowska.
As with the Baptismal Record for Walenty Niedziałkowski, no date of birth is provided. The date mentioned in this record is the date of baptism, but since most Polish infants were baptized within a day or two of their birth, the date of baptism is a good substitute for the date of birth.
The fact that this child was given two names is rather unusual in Polish records, but not unheard of. Wojciech is generally accepted as the Polish equivalent of the English name Albert or Adalbert.
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