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"As her declaration" on birth certificate

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"As her declaration" on birth certificate

Posted: 5 Jul 2012 7:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Jul 2012 7:27PM GMT
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!
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darlington33 6 Jul 2012 1:19AM GMT 
carobradford 6 Jul 2012 7:04AM GMT 
darlington33 6 Jul 2012 7:07AM GMT 
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