Now isn’t genealogy amusing? Not amusing in a “snide” or “sarcastic” way, but in a sort of “fun” and “challenging” type of way.
My search of the St. Peter’s Church Registers of Wilmington, Delaware now has produced the documentation of the 11th Doherty sibling – great-grandaunt Helen Doherty. This is the mystery Doherty. All-things-being-equal, great-grandaunt Helen appears to have been gg-grandparents Philip and Margaret Doherty’s second child and the first of eight daughters.
The above inserted image is the actual page of the Church Register. I downloaded it from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL .
Here is my attempt at transcribing the Latin script.
“ (1st) Baptizavi Helenam filiam Phillippi Doherty et
Margareta __ natum 25th Ult Sponsores
Daniele Doherty et Catharina McGonigle
And my translation -
"(1st) Baptized Helen, daughter of Phillipp Doherty
and Margaret, born 25th last
Sponsors Daniel Doherty and Catherine McGonigle
And now on to the next two sisters.