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Birth Lookup Please!

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Gary Report 28 Aug 2013 09:48

Hi There,

Recently at our family gathering, we had a friendly dispute on a birth of my ancestor, we had 2 dates for his birth, and i'm hoping someone out there please help me on solving this without ordering the birth certificate.

Always known as Uncle Nickey, died in 2008.

1) 18-05-1922, or 2) 18-08-1922

This is the details, from the Ancestry site.

Frederick Charles Nicholls
Date of Reg: Jul-Aug-Sep 1922
Reg. District: Newbury
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume No: 2c
Page No: 475

Kind Regards


Thelma Report 28 Aug 2013 10:12

Could be either.


Kay???? Report 28 Aug 2013 10:16

You may get a better idea by a mothers maiden name match.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 28 Aug 2013 10:25

In theory if registered within 42 days, if it was the May birth it should have been registered in the June quarter, rather than the Sept Q. but it's so close that it could have been either date.


KathleenBell Report 28 Aug 2013 10:49

I agree with Gwyn - it could have been either but in theory the August date is more likely. Unfortunately the birth certificate is the only way to be certain.

Findmypast has the county as Berkshire rather than Hampshire:-

Name: NICHOLLS, Frederick C
Registration district: Newbury
County: Berkshire
Year of registration: 1922
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Mother's maiden name: Nicholls
Volume no: 2C
Page no: 475

Kath. x


Reggie Report 28 Aug 2013 11:43

His date of birth will be on his death cert.................and his birth cert


Mary Report 28 Aug 2013 11:49

This might explain it

Frederick Charles Nicholls born 8/5/1922 died 2006 in surrey

Frederick Charles Nicholls 1/5/1922 died 1997 Surrey.

When did your die?



ArgyllGran Report 28 Aug 2013 12:28

I agree with those who said you need to know his mother's ms (or look at the death cert.)
I assume you are sure he was born in Berkshire.
If so, I would plump for the August date.

If not, there are also these births on FreeBMD (not Berkshire):

Births Jun 1922 (>99%)
Nicholls Frederick C Fowler Staines 3a 18
Nicholls Frederick C Bentham Islington 1b 570


Reggie Report 28 Aug 2013 12:53


According to OP.............he died 2008

The discrepancy is the month...........


greyghost Report 28 Aug 2013 13:49

Deaths on the commercial sites which might give a correct date of birth, only go up to 2006, so you can't check that way. You might get lucky with a birth announcement in a local paper of the time? Presume he has no children/siblings etc who might know.


Mary Report 28 Aug 2013 14:02

Gary's Frederick married in Aldershot 1954.

He is on 192 with his wife up to 2006 so maybe he did die 2006 and not 2008.



Gary Report 28 Aug 2013 15:59

Hi Everyone,

Thankyou to all of you, who came in to help me.

I found the birth of my uncle Nickey.

He was born on 18-05-1922 Woolhampton, Berkshire, and his mothers maiden name is also Nicholls.

I got to apologise to everyone, i got my uncles death year wrong, as i said in an earlier message he died in 2008, actually it was 2006 in Surrey.



greyghost Report 28 Aug 2013 16:21

Civil Registration event: Death

Name: NICHOLLS, Frederick Charles
Registration district: West Surrey
County: Surrey
Year of registration: 2006
Month of registration: July
Date of birth: 18 May 1922
District no: 7611F
Reg no: F22C
Ent no: 073
DOR: 706


Gary Report 28 Aug 2013 19:30

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for info on the Civil Registration Event: Death

Kind Regards