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Help Deciphering Father Qualification on Birth Record

Help Deciphering Father Qualification on Birth Record

Posted: 8 Dec 2012 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Birth
I downloaded a birth record from ScotlandsPeople for my 2nd great grandfather who was born near Carnwath in Lanarkshire in 1859.

In the column labeled "Signature, Qualification, and Residence of Informant, if out of the House in which the Birth occurred" there is a line written under the father's name that I can't decipher.

it says something like "???? mark Father"

I attached two examples from the same page in the Statutory register that were written by the same registrar. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone can help decipher this text and/or explain what it means.

Thanks!
Frank Hinek
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Re: Help Deciphering Father Qualification on Birth Record

Posted: 8 Dec 2012 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
It is not a qualification or occupation but simply says 'His Mark' with a cross instead of a signature between the two words.

Re: Help Deciphering Father Qualification on Birth Record

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 2:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ah, that makes sense. So the father wrote a † over "his mark" to signify that he was present at registration of the birth.

Thank you kindly for your help and the information.

Regards,
Frank
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