Thanks for your kind & informative reply. I had no idea Eglantier had any meaning. It's nice to have ancestors with uncommon names, it makes it so much easier to do research. Eglantier is a mystery, as he left France and lived in London, Canada and finally California where he died.
This is my first attempt at French research and I'm having trouble getting used to the handwriting. It's odd that the birth record would list the mayor and midwife, but not the full address of the parents.