Vickie is right. I live in Haugesund myself... (I'm not originally from around here, though, so I do _not_ know all about the history about the places around here, haha). Skudenes/Karmøy is just outside Haugesund. He is born at Langaker farm, in Skudenes, and Skudenes is located at Karmøy (øy = island). (At least today it is a part of what's called Karmøy... Vickie explained the merging part, so I won't go into that.)
Here Hans Svendsen is baptist, number 26, father: Svend Jacobsen ("son of Jacob") Langaker (farm), mother: Anne Marie Hansdatter ("daughter of Hans"). His "sponsors" are mostly from Langaker (...look at page 2 - to the right - for sponsors).
Kildeinformasjon: Rogaland fylke, Ferkingstad i Skudenes, Klokkerbok nr. B 2 (1848-1873), Fødte og døpte 1854, uten sidenr.
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=15861&...
Here's a list of farms at Karmøy:http://www.slektsforumkarmoy.no/b-bok/gardsliste.html
- Olivia -