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Statutory declarations on birth certificates

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Johnnyblueeyes Report 11 Jun 2020 17:51

Is it possible to view the statutory declarations made to change statements made on a birth certificate in 1933.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 Jun 2020 18:05

I only have a copy of one birth certificate, which refers to a statutory declaration, but it is a much earlier date than you mention. ie. early 1900s. and is for a birth in 1880s.

The information which requires changing is listed on the far right-hand side of the certificate.


Johnnyblueeyes Report 11 Jun 2020 18:17

Thanks Gwyn, I've seen that information and the people's names that apply to change the original information. By reading those peoples declarations I be able to why the changes were made. Can they be read.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 Jun 2020 18:36

I don't know if that information is available.

The birth certificate I have is for a 'girl' and was registered by the mother, who made her mark.
Judging from the dates,I am guessing that when the child was perhaps coming up to working age, the birth certificate was brought out for proof of age and the parents made a statutory declaration that the 'girl' was in fact a boy.
He had a name which maybe was misheard and so registered as a girl, but later he married and fathered 2 children
I don't think there was ever any doubt about his gender, but perhaps after registration, his certificate was tucked away and only many years later the errors were found.


Johnnyblueeyes Report 11 Jun 2020 22:00

Thanks Gwyn


ArgyllGran Report 12 Jun 2020 11:20

Ask the GRO:


Johnnyblueeyes Report 12 Jun 2020 14:01

Thanks to all, I've written to the GRO today.


Johnnyblueeyes Report 6 Jul 2020 11:43

No reply from Gro so far.


ArgyllGran Report 6 Jul 2020 12:05

They're still working under lockdown conditions.

When you say you "wrote", do you mean you sent a letter by post?

Try sending a message online.
On the page to which I gave you the link earlier, scroll down to "Query or complaint" and click "online form".
You have to fill in details on several pages before you can actually send your message, but having done that, you might get a quicker reply


ErikaH Report 6 Jul 2020 13:08

The GRO are processing only URGENT requests

From their website

If your order is not urgent, please help us to support those who need our services the most by coming back at a later date to apply.