Billy the Kid

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Comment by Daniel on August 28th, 2017 at 3:52 pm


You state that Billy the Kids parents were Irish Protestants and yet he was baptized on September 28, 1859 in the Church of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, at 22 Barclay Street at the corner of Church Street in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City,The parish, part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York; the oldest Roman Catholic parish in New York State.

Billy the Kid’ parents were Irish Catholics.


Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on August 29th, 2017 at 9:58 am

Thank you, Daniel, for your comment. There has been some confusion among historians about Billy the Kid’s birthplace and birth date, however that baptism record appears now to be valid which would indeed make his parents Catholic. His step-father, on the other hand, was Protestant and his mother married him in a Presbyterian Church, adding to the confusion!
The text will be revised regarding his parents’ religion. Thank you again for taking the time to make NWE a valuable information resource.

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