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General Query re Informants on Death Certificates

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Reggie Report 22 Aug 2013 13:23

So you should be able to work out which generation he you know when he died


Allan Report 22 Aug 2013 12:51

No..he was 72


Reggie Report 22 Aug 2013 12:40

Doesn't the age of the deceased give you a clue?


Allan Report 22 Aug 2013 12:19

Many thanks for the information.

It just may make a difference in whether the death certificate I have is for my grandfather or my gt grandfather.

Again, my thanks :-)



KathleenBell Report 22 Aug 2013 11:04

In 1936 most people would have left school at 15 and be considered an adult at 16 (even though the age of majority was 21).

I'm pretty sure he would have been old enough to be an informant at that age.

Kath. x

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Aug 2013 07:27

Yes he could be he informant . I have a death cert from 1907 and the Informant is sister Rose. ,she was born in 1898 so was only 9

There is no other sister Rose so it must be her as all the girls are named on each census by their correct first names.


Allan Report 22 Aug 2013 05:22

Hello all,

This is a general enquiry about informants on Death Certificates.

I have a Death Certificate for a person who I think is either my maternal grandfather, or, gt grandfather.

The informant is shown as W Rooke, son, who was in attendance. The death occurred in a Manchester Hospital in 1936.

My uncle (mother's brother) was called Walter, but in 1936 he was only 16

Would he have been qualified to be an informant at that age?

The story is a little more complicated that that, as both my mother's and uncle's births were registered under a different name but both adopted the Rooke surname later. My mother was married under that surname shortly after.

At least I now have some names whereas previously I only had a surname and an address where both my mother and her brother were born.