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Title: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: a chesters on Thursday 17 September 20 06:42 BST (UK)
I have a copy of a Cornwall parish register for John Huthnance, baptised 26 October 1800. Could some one please decipher the fathers name. All the information is that the father is Henry, but the way the writing is, I am not too sure if that is what is written. If any one can state one way or the other, I would be very grateful

A Chesters
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: Mckha489 on Thursday 17 September 20 06:55 BST (UK)
Might it say Mr Henry Huthnance?
Was he Someone?  Compared with the others who donít have Mr


I see also, that the others just say eg son of X & Y Jones

Whereas yours says ďand Jane his wifeĒ
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: a chesters on Thursday 17 September 20 07:12 BST (UK)
He could well have been. In 1841, his occupation was listed as "Independent Means", and in 1851 as a "Landed Proprietor"

In 1852, there was a advertisement for the leasing of a farm, house and buildings and 42 acres, so it seems he was SOMEONE of note. At this stage, I have not found too much more, but will have to look further, now that you have brought it to mind. ;D

AC
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: Wiggy on Thursday 17 September 20 08:23 BST (UK)
Or . . could he be M R Henry - known as Henry but with two other given names?  The M and R both appear to be upper case.

Wiggy
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: Neale1961 on Thursday 17 September 20 08:45 BST (UK)
The name is Henry. I can see 5 children (sons) born to Henry and Jane. The title Mr. also appears on the baptism of the fourth son - Peter Curnow in 1807.
His marriage to Jane Veale was in 1799. Their first son Henry born the same year.
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: a chesters on Friday 18 September 20 04:46 BST (UK)
Thank you both for that information.

Having just looked at the information regarding first son Henry, it does appear that it was one of those "quick" pregnancies  ;D ;D  Marriage in February, birth in August :o
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: MaecW on Friday 18 September 20 05:46 BST (UK)
I read it as "Wm Henry", i.e a short form of William Henry
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: Palladium on Friday 18 September 20 07:45 BST (UK)
Yes, 'Wm Henry'. :)
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: bearkat on Friday 18 September 20 07:47 BST (UK)
I think it is Mr Henry, with a wide initial loop to the M and the H.
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: Gadget on Friday 18 September 20 10:29 BST (UK)
I think it is Mr Henry, with a wide initial loop to the M and the H.

I agree  Mr Henry with a long curve to the beginning of the H which starts under the r
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: JenB on Friday 18 September 20 10:34 BST (UK)
I think it is Mr Henry, with a wide initial loop to the M and the H.

I agree  Mr Henry with a long curve to the beginning of the H which starts under the r

Looked at the snip before I read any of the comments. Definitely  Mr Henry.
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: bearkat on Friday 18 September 20 11:20 BST (UK)
The vicar seemed fond of superscript  :D
Title: Re: Help needed to find fathers name.
Post by: a chesters on Saturday 19 September 20 04:21 BST (UK)
Thank you all for your interest and help.

I simply could not make out just what was written, but as bearkat notes, after having another look at other baptisms, the vicar did seem fond of superscript. I had not noticed that, as I was only focusing on the one I was interested in :-[

Again, many thanks for all your help.
AC