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James Report 30 Aug 2020 13:27


I have a birth certificate for the year 1889 where the child's presumed parents did not marry until four months after the birth.

The birth certificate has the mother's name and the fathers, though this has been crossed through with the numbers 13 by the fathers first name and 14 by the surname but no note of what this is about.

Any ideas or recommendations for finding out please?

Thank you

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 30 Aug 2020 13:51

It may have been crossed through because the parents weren’t married and at the time the father didn’t accept paternity


nameslessone Report 30 Aug 2020 15:16

Or if the father was not present at the registration.

I have one where the mother gave the fathers name and the registrar assumed the mother was married to th e father and wrote her surname as his. It was amended by crossing out the father and amending the surname. The numbers refer to the registrars notes.


KathleenBell Report 30 Aug 2020 17:07

If you live in the area where the birth was registered and could guess at the actual register office where it was registered then you could go there and ask if they could check for you.

Kath. x


James Report 31 Aug 2020 17:34

Thank you everyone x