Church Record Sunday: Harold Murrell Senior's Baptismal Record



Church Record Sunday:  Harold Murrell Senior's Baptismal Record--How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey





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
Parent's Name:  
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.


Church Record Sunday:  Harold Murrell Senior's Baptismal Record --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

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. 

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  1. What a wealth of information in that record!

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