Person:John Hornet (1)

Watchers
m. 7 Feb 1824
  1. John Hornet1823 - 1824
  2. Mary Ann Hornetabt 1825 -
  3. John Hornet1827 - 1828
  4. William Hornet1829 -
  5. Maria Hornet1832 - 1906
Facts and Events
Name John Hornet
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Dec 1823 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Christening[1] 7 Mar 1824 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Burial[2] 4 May 1824 Kimpton, Hertfordshire, England

John Hornet was born on 8th December 1823 at Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire, son of Mary Swallow and Joseph Hornet. Mary and Joseph were not married at the time of John's birth - indeed a bastardy order had been issued in the September before John's birth for the as yet unborn child, along with a warrant for the apprehension of Joseph. Clearly Joseph was persuaded to marry Mary, and they married two months after John's birth, and John was baptised a month after that.

Sadly, John died as a baby, being buried at the neighbouring parish of Kimpton when he was five months old. His burial records that the family lived at Blackmore End, right on the border between Kimpton and Wheathampstead parishes.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Church of England. Wheathampstead Parish Registers, Primary quality.
    There are two entries for John's baptism. The first has been entirely crossed out, but is still clearly legible. The second replaces the first, and makes clear that the clerk felt it important to record the fact that John was born illegitimately, even though his parents had subsequently married before his baptism.
    1st entry
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Wheathamsted in the County of Hertford in the Year 1824
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    527Born Dec[embe]r 8th 1823 Baptized March 7thJohn son ofJoseph & MaryHornetBlackmore End, KimptonLaborerJ. Douton, Curate

    2nd entry
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Wheathamsted in the County of Hertford in the Year 1824
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    529Born Dec[embe]r 8th 1823 Baptized March 7thJohn son of
    illegitimate child
    Sarah [sic]SwallowHollybush House-J. Douton, Curate
  2. Burials register, in Church of England. Kimpton Parish Registers, Primary quality.

    BURIALS in the Parish of Kimpton in the County of Hertford in the Year 1824
    No.222
    Name: John Hornett
    Abode: Blackmore end
    When buried: May 4th
    Age: 5 months
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: Char[le]s Chauncy, Curate