HC Deb 31 March 1876 vol 228 c966

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is not the fact that the Rev. J. T. F. Aldred, the incumbent of Dore, near Sheffield, recently refused to inter, with the customary Burial Service of the Church of England, a child, named Sanderson, the son of one of his parishioners, upon the ground that the child (although baptised in the Primitive Methodist Chapel at Dore, had not been baptised by himself; and, if so, whether such refusal is not contrary to Law?


, in reply, said, he was unable to give any further information than he had afforded on a previous occasion. He had written to inquire into the matter, but had not yet received any answer. All he could say was, that if the facts as stated in the Question were correct such conduct would be contrary to law.