Balsham Parish Register

The image shown is is from the baptisms page of the parish register for the year 1598.

It shows the change in handwriting when the incumbent started writing the new entries.
The clergy database suggests that this might have been Martin Price.

The first entry he records is the baptism of Alice daughter of Richard Rule.
"Alicia filia Richard Rule vicessimo non[o] die Aprill 1599".

The Rule family are in my family tree, but neither Alice nor Richard are my direct ancestors.

You will see that only the name of the father is recorded (as if the mother had nothing to do with the event!).