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From: "Nivard Ovington" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Death Certificate
Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 09:20:54 +0100
For an explanation of "Not certified" try here
Sarah CHAMPION was possibly a nurse hired to attend him or the owner of a
building where he died?
I have a similar situation in 1854 when my g.g.grandfather died, the
informant was unknown to me, on checking the census before and after I found
the most likely candidate was a nurse.
With occupations I usually try the 1881 which is the only census (I am aware
of) that is searchable Nationally by occupation. On checking Sheep dresser I
The second in the list of those sheep dressers is one John ALEXANDER b1821
Goldhanger, perhaps a relative?
On checking several of those on 1881 alongside the occupation "Sheep
Dresser" is often written "Vet" in another hand (most likely the
statistician compiling information from the census)
Best wishes Nivard Ovington, in Cornwall (UK)
> Evening All,
> Have just received the death cert for my ggg-grandad George Alexander
> died- 24th May 1846 Goldhanger
> age 64 & half
> occupation- Sheep Dresser?
> cause of death-Not Certified
> a Sarah Champion made her mark,Goldhanger
> registered- 30th May 1846.
> My Questions
> 1. How is it possible for a death certificate to be issued without
> certification of a medical practitioner
> 2. Is it unusual for 6 days to pass between death and registration.
> 3. What is a Sheep Dresser
> 4. Age is correct almost to the day so who is the informant, wife and
> daughters were at home with George in the 1841 census
> census 1851 neither Sarah his wife or Sarah his daughter had married to
> a Champion and were still resident at Chapel St,
> Would appreciate any advice and your thoughts.
> Thank you Marion N.Z.