What's wrong with this transcription on Ancestry.com?
Here's the original document:
Source: Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\pet.s/2/1/3; Ancestry.com, Viewed: 2 May 2020.
We know from reading parish records that the format usually is:
Child's first name, father's first name, mother's first name, and surname. For example, the last entry here is Gulielmus Johannis & Maria Comins. (Child, father, and mother).
The transcriber has attempted to follow this convention, leading to:
Father: Jane Nothus
Mother: Male F Nothus
There seem to be several Nothus families in this parish. (!)
Ancestry shows 302 entries with this as a surname. Many of them are in Germany and Finland. But the odd thing is, frequently the parents have a different surname.
Can someone please tell us who Ambrosius' parents are?
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