William Fletcher, who I believe to have been my 6th great grandfather was baptised on 27 Sep 1713 at St Mary, Brewood, Staffordshire, England.
The image of that baptism, from FindMyPast's Staffordshire baptisms (Archive Reference D4014/1/3 Page 40), appears below, and to me it can be seen quite clearly that the christian name of his father has been omitted:
However, FindMyPast presents an England, Births & Baptisms 1538-1975 Transcription (presumably based on FamilySearch information) which says:
Father's first name(s) Jo Father's last name Fletcher
Ancestry.com's England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (based on England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.) says:
Father Jo Fletcher
and FamilySearch says:
Father's Name Jo Fletcher
"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3M7-DM6 : 6 December 2014, William Fletcher, 27 Sep 1713); citing SAINT MARY,BREWOOD,STAFFORD,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 417,174.
Is there another image, or paper record, that these three websites (all citing the same England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 database) could have been trusting as their source to transcribe William's father's name as Jo?
I note that a father named John appears a few rows down suggesting that the writer of these records did not abbreviate that name to "Jo".