|Birth of Joseph
James (Jury) on 26 Feb 1830, father of JHJ.
The Halse Parish
register has this entry on the bottom of the left hand page (see blowup
below). At the top the book says, "The Baptisms solemized in the
Parish of Halse in the years 1829-30". The last entry says,
Col 1. "Apr 4 Born February 26 No. 208".
Meaning the entry was made on April 4th for a birth 26 Feb 1830.
Col 2. "Joseph Jury base child of". Meaning the child named
Joseph Jury was born out of wedlock. Notice his given name was Jury
but since he was raised by his mother then later his grandparents he assumed
their surname and was known as Joseph James. Hence we enter his name
as Joseph James (Jury).
Col 3 & 4. "Mary James by
Joseph Jury". Giving the names of the mother and father. If you
look at the entry for Joseph Jury you can see why sometime somewhere they
recorded his name as Joseph L. Jury. Of course on a careful look it is
plainly Joseph Jury. Also at that time it was uncommon for folks of
their status to have two given names.
Col 5, 6 & 7.
These are labeled as "Abode", "Quality, Trade or Profession", and "By whom
the Ceremony was performed". The entries are "Halse", "Labourer", and