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From: "A & I Taylor" <>
Subject: Re: [EOLFHS-MEMBERS] 1837 BMD Register
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 10:50:20 +1100
The discrepancy might be because births had to be registered within 6 weeks
to avoid the fine. You will notice the "convenient" six week gap between
the alleged birth date and registration! So, I would assume the parish
records to be correct and that the birth date was adjusted for registration
Irene Taylor - 6700
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From: "podnsod" <>
To: "East of L FHS" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 4:57 AM
Subject: [EOLFHS-MEMBERS] 1837 BMD Register
| Can someone confirm the following facts for me. This information was
passed to me via another member of my family research group.
| I had never seen this information before.
| "When the BMD Register was set up in 1837 there was a requirement to make
returns within 42 days. Failure to do so was not
| penalised. However, by the 1880's a financial penalty was introduced to
ensure that all BMD were registered in good time".
| All the follow facts fit well within this family's profile. In the parish
records we have a birth Aug 15 1887 & a baptism Sep 7 1887.
| However, under where & when born on the birth certificate we have born
September 5 1887.
| The birth was registered October 18 1887.
| Was this a typical "illiterate" error on the part of the mother or have
anyone else found similar discrepancies in their birth certs?
| Shirley #4614