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Maurice Report 28 Oct 2013 15:50

Nudged as it did not appear on the first page.
Guess i have updated it incoreectly.



rootgatherer Report 28 Oct 2013 21:31

MGNV, I have a Scottish one where the child was born to a widow. The child is registered with the mother's maiden surname i.e. he was named James Wood and his mother is recorded as Marion Fulton maiden surname Wood, widow.


wisechild Report 29 Oct 2013 07:58

My cousin´s half sisters were given his father´s surname after their mother divorced my cousin´s father because they were born before she re married to their father & therefore she was still officially known by her 1st married name.