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Birth's registered in both Dublin, Ireland and Manchester, England

Birth's registered in both Dublin, Ireland and Manchester, England

Posted: 2 Sep 2012 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Sep 2012 3:31PM GMT
Hi there,

Just wondered if anyone could help.

We have some relatives whose births seem to be registered in both Dublin, Ireland and Manchester, England. We understand the family travelled quite a lot to and from both places.

They were born between 1903 and 1907, one relative, an infant, has a birth and death record for both areas too.

We have doubled checked the records and they are certainly the same people.

Could anyone give us an insight as to why the births would be registered at both places?

Kind Regards,

Emma Bovill

Re: Birth's registered in both Dublin, Ireland and Manchester, England

Posted: 3 Sep 2012 9:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
The rules at the time were that a birth had to be registered within 42 days at the Registry Office local to the place of birth. It was (and still is) an offence not to do so.
Now IF the family moved before the birth could be registered any other RO would permit a registration, at the discretion of the Cheif Registrar, BY DECLARATION. This could result in a dual entry in the index, but there should still only be ONE birth certificate. This was a very very unusual situation; as for it happenening more than once in the same family, I don't have enough time to type all the verys to say how unusual this would be. So buying the certificates is the only way to be sure.

Rob
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