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Surname WEST - Norfolk, England

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Re: Surname WEST - Norfolk, England

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 2:10PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 12 Nov 2012 3:17PM GMT
If you mean could the maiden name of a mother be lsted as Williams, when it should be Williamson, then yes, this could easily happen. In the latter part of the 1800's I don't think Registrars were too fussy, and in any event, they could only write down what they were told. Many of the people giving the information were illiterate, so if the registrar wrote Williams, it could well be that whoever registered the birth (was it the mother or, the father of the child) could not read. Question - Who registered the birth, and did they sign their name or mark a cross?

1881 census 15, Chapel St, Norwich St Stephen County: Norfolk
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
WEST, Edmund Head Married M 24 1857 General Labourer Norwich, Norfolk
WEST, Ann Wife Married F 22 1859 Norwich, Norfolk
WEST, Edmund Son Single M 1 1880 Norwich, Norfolk

BIRTHS
Name: WEST, Edmund
Registration district: Norwich
County: Norfolk
Year of registration: 1879
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 4B
Page no: 162

Name: WEST, William Ernest
Registration district: Norwich
County: Norfolk
Year of registration: 1881
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 4B
Page no: 172

DEATH
Name: WEST, Edmund
Registration district: Norwich
County: Norfolk
Year of registration: 1883
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Age at death:26
Volume no: 4B
Page no: 103


William E. West did not marry Alice Emmeline Boyce in England, there is no marriage registered for these two. Did they not marry in Canada, if their child (chldren ) were born there.
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pboyce94 11 Nov 2012 7:49PM GMT 
crusoe123 12 Nov 2012 9:10PM GMT 
pboyce94 14 Nov 2012 12:58AM GMT 
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