The Society of Genealogists’ family history library in London contains a large number of Catholic register transcripts.

One of these has now been made available on the Members’ Area of the Society’s website, namely the baptismal registers of the Portuguese Embassy Chapel.

The eight original volumes, bound in calfskin, are still held at the Portuguese Embassy and have been transcribed by Mr L A Muriel. The christenings cover 1663-1844 and took place in a number of buildings over the years, including the Queen’s Chapel in St James Palace, Somerset House Chapel and the Portuguese Chapel.

Member Henry Warriner was delighted to find the baptism of John Belli in the registers, particularly as he had been searching for it for many years.

A free basic search of the registers can be made here  but you will need to become a Society member to view the full entry.

Tim Lawrence

Head of Library Services

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