I hope this is not something obvious... I have tried to figure out what the word following the birthdate here is: "Patrick Dunlop shepherd in Brukside and Jean Wood his spouse had a son baptized named John (was born the 1st ???), witnesses to the baptism Mr. John Hay Esq. younger of Hopes and Joseph Anderson."
The word looks like 'jnstand' to me, which I can't make head nor tails of.
The record above this one also has a word after the birthdate that I can't figure out. The one above that looks like 'September past'. What is this pattern and what are they saying?