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From: Stella Stanger <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] John MILKINS, death in Ontario 1914
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:34:29 -0800
Information on Registration of Death - depends on the knowledge of
Not all informants - even spouse - may remember the names of the
parents - especially in the earlier times - when there was more
formality - and persons were known as Mr & Mrs. [ women with little
personal identity]. *
Children may not know the names of the grandparents - they are known
by title [grandmother/ grandfather] or may guess !
Even in these days - not enough interest / knowledge of family.names
We may find errors - years later - when information becomes public
record - and we can research.
A family member was informant for his father s death
registration. The mother shown was a name - no one in the family
had ever heard of / years later - he does not know where he came up
with the name.
Another family member on my husbands side - did not know where his
mother was born - so guessed London - I researched in London for a
long time - before I paid my $50 and obtained the marriage
registration - here in Canada
Registration of death are not always the most accurate of documents.
At 10:28 AM 28/12/2011, you wrote:
>I wonder if someone can help me here?
>I've been helping a friend research his family surname of MILKINS
>and this entry found on the familysearch.org is of particular
>interest, yet confusing.
>Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947
>Birth: 1836 England
>death: 15 Feb 1914 Chatham, Kent, Ontario
>parents: James Milkins, Prudence Bolt
>Firstly, the age of John is spot on with my friend's ancestor. He
>was indeed born in 1836 in Somerset, England.
>Now the confusion kicks in. In 1860, he married Prudence Bolt in
>Bristol. My friend has a copy of the marriage certificate, and the
>index has also been found on familysearch. His father was William,
>not James, and his wife was Prudence Bolt, not his mother.
>I have tried finding him on passenger lists but so far to no avail.
>He appears in the 1911 census with Prudence, then Prudence dies in
>1913 in Bristol. There is no death index of a John Milkins in the
>Bristol area, and the entry above would seem to fit very nicely,
>other than the mix up with the apparent parents names.
>Is anyone able to check this particular death index to see if it has
>been wrongly transcribed on the familysearch site please? It states
>on familysearch that no images are available.
>Very many thanks in advance for any help or suggestions that can be given.
>Very best wishes,
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