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Jonesey

Jonesey Report 14 Nov 2012 15:09

Lorraine,

As far as the omission of the word deceased against the father John Hall on the 1915 marriage certificate. In my experience that was quite common even if the individual was known to be dead and probably depended upon how or if the person writing out the certificate asked the question, "Is your father still alive?" Whether John Hall Snr was alive or not in 1913 or 1915 is not really known at this stage and perhaps his sons did not know for certain either.

As far as Reuben's full siblings all being born in different places is concerned, that again is not uncommon particularly if their father was in a transient occupation such as a labourer whose services might be required anywhere.

Here is Eliza Hall's birth registration. A copy of the certificate should clarify whether her parentage was the same as Reuben's.

Name: Eliza Hall
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1887
Registration district: Rochford
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 446

Leyther

Leyther Report 15 Nov 2012 09:15

Thank you Jonesey - you have put my mind at ease. As I was helping out my friend here at work, I did not want to give her "duff" information but your clarification and everyone's help has been very helpful. Thank you all again

Lorraine