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From: "MaryH" <>
Subject: Re: [UK-W&H] Born in a workhouse with father's name
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 18:10:48 +0100
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and she put her father's name on her
> marriage certificate and did not indicate deceased, nor did one of her
brothers who remained in England; his marriage certificate names his father
and an occupation (that was a falsehood from my research so far) of

Hi Cindy,

I have often seen marriage certificates where a father is named, apparently
still alive but research later proves that the details given are either
exactly the same as those recorded on the persons birth certificate or the
father entered is fictitious. It was a stigma to be illegitimate in the 19th
century and many people entered details which were untrue (sometimes
knowingly, but sometimes the person themselves did not know the truth).

Good luck
Mary Hallett - West Sussex
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BARKAS - one name study

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