The volume holds baptismal records from 1846 to 1853 of children who were free, freed, "criola", freed at baptism, abandoned, captive, and/or Indian. The children were described as white, "parda", black, or "semiwhite". Children were registered as legitimate or illegitimate. Parents were listed as enslaved, free, or freed. Parents were from the Freguesia de Nossa Senhora dos Milagres, Bom Jesus, Santo André, Ponta da Serra, Cacimbinha, Recanto, Olho D'água, and Fazenda do Buraco. The volume also includes children who were abandoned at private homes or ranches. Parents and godparents lived in Badalo, Serra Branca, Serrota, Fazenda Varzea Nova, Santa Catarina, Jacarará, Fazenda Zabelé, Fazenda Umbuzeiro, Fazenda Balança, Fazenda Juá, Fazenda João Ferreira, Cassimbas, Freguesia de Nossa Senhora dos Milagres, and Santo André. The volume also includes baptisms of adults, described as belonging to the people of Angola and Bengala. Baptisms took place in the Capela das Pombas, Oratório da Boa Vista da Carnaúba, Fazenda Sítio, Fazenda Caxoeira, Timbaúba, Fazenda da Barra, Capela do Monteiro, Casa de Oração de Santa Clara, Capela São Thome, Capela do Congo, Oratório da Carnaúba, Fazenda Simão Lopes, Fazenda Pereiro de São João do Cariri, a private place of prayer in Alagoas do Cotuca, Fazenda Serca de Pedra, Fazenda Olho D'Água do Cunha, a private place of prayer at the Fazenda Carauba, Capela de Nossa Senhora das Dores, Oratório da fazenda do Salgado, Oratório da Fazenda Corimataes. Sacraments were administered by the Assisting Father João de S. Delfina, Vicar José Gomes Pequeno, and Vicar José de Souza Magalhães. Godparents include: Vicente Francisco Alves Pequeno, Dr. Francisco Rois Ramalho Franca e Leite and Dona Delfina Carolina Xavier França e Leite, Second Lieutenant Antonio Gomes da Silveira and Dona Rosa Rolim, Captain Galdino da Costa Oliveira, Sargeant Major Luis José Pereira da Cunha and his wife D. Anna Joaquina do Espírito Santo, Joaquim and Josefa (captives), Captain Manuel Vieira, Captain Ildefonso da Costa Romeu, Lieutenant Colonel Caetano de Souza Varjão, Major Luis Jozé Pereira da Cunha and his wife D. Anna Joaquina do Espírito Santo, Colonel Bento da Costa Villar and his wife Umbelina Aurea Guilherme de Carvalho, Doctor Francisco Feliz de Carvalho and Benigna Emelinda de Carvalho, Major Ântonio da Costa Salgado and Leopoldina Pessoa Cavalcanti, Ignácio José de Queirós, João Batista Correia de Queirós, Caetano and Theresa (slaves of Francisco Alves), Antonio da Costa and Joaquina (slaves of Francisco Antonio da Paz), Captain Luis Costa Villar and his wife Dona Carlota Joaquina Fruidour, Lieutenant Colonel Justino Gomes and his wife Britis Rolins Acioles Vilar, Captain Ignácio da Costa Freires Mariz and his wife Vicência Freires Pessoa.
Extent and format of original material: 1 handwritten volume with 259 folios, including the cover and inside cover. Bound, damaged volume of handwritten documents. Pages are numbered up to folio 257.