Church Record Sunday: Harold Murrell Senior's Baptismal Record
Church Record Sunday is a blog prompt developed by Gena Philibert Ortega of Gena's Geneology blog. The prompt involves sharing an individual church record or a set of church records that has been helpful with your research.
Well, this recent find from among the papers and pictures I inherited from my father certainly has helped me. This is one of two copies of a baptismal record for my dad's father/my grandfather Harold Murrell Sr. He was born in Barbados in 1903. This document allowed me for the first time to learn my grandfather's full name.
Here's the details:
Baptism Solemnized in the St. Catherine's Chapel
When baptized: Oct 18th
When born: August 16th
Child's Christian Name: Harold Osmond Fitzherbert
Christian -- George Nathaniel & Frederica Surname --Murrell
Mother's Maiden Name: Inniss
Abode: Marley Vale
Rank, Occupation or Profession of Father: Painter
Minister Officiating: H R Barnett
This first copy was dated 9/7/27 which is the copy he obtained before leaving Barbados to come to America.
The other copy I have was dated June 1939.
The information is a little easier to read on this one. This baptismal copy and some other papers I inherited recently has left me with the impression my grandfather returned home to Barbados in 1939. Those other bits I will feature in a future post.