I've just received a copy of the birth certificate of a baby born to my great-grandmother (prior to her marrying my great-grandfather).
In the box for "signature, description and residence of informant" it has her mother's name and residence followed by the phrase "as her declaration" (and the date, which was the day prior to the date under "when registered" but SIX weeks after the actual birth).
Not sure if the "as her declaration" has any particular significance in these circumstances. Just that she was illiterate? It's probable the baby's father (who she was married to) died prior to the baby being born.
Grateful for any help or ideas. Thanks!