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Information from 1880 birth certificates

Information from 1880 birth certificates

Posted: 11 Aug 2013 9:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
What information can be gleaned from a birth certificate in the 1880/83 period

Re: Information from 1880 birth certificates

Posted: 11 Aug 2013 10:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Aug 2013 10:24PM GMT
You will get:

Date and place of birth
Forename(s) of the child
Sex of the child
Father's name (if married to the mother or, if not married, if he accompanied the mother to the registration, acknowledged paternity and signed the register - a very rare scenario)
Mother's name (and maiden name, plus any former names)
Father's occupation (blank if no father's name is given)
Signature of the informant (normally one of the parents)
Date of registration

Hope this helps. If you are going to order a certificate, make sure you do it direct with the GRO (www.gro.gov.uk). Ordering via third parties will cost a great deal more than the statutory £9.25 fee and take a lot longer.

Re: Information from 1880 birth certificates

Posted: 12 Aug 2013 5:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Not sure when it started [I believe it was the 1880's] but if there is also a birth time on the certificate it denotes that the child was a [at least] twin
Regards Peter

Re: Information from 1880 birth certificates

Posted: 12 Aug 2013 6:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks to Carobradford and also to Peter for the information.
I was not too sure if the mothers maiden name was on the certificate if it was before trhe 1900's.

Thank you both again

Re: Information from 1880 birth certificates

Posted: 12 Aug 2013 8:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mother's maiden (and other previous) surname is on certificates from day 1 (1July 1837). I think your confusion arises from the fact that the mother's maiden name does not appear in the *index* until 1 July 1911.

Re: Information from 1880 birth certificates

Posted: 12 Aug 2013 4:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks to all of you for assistance.

Tony
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