May I ask your advice about a birth in "Havre" around 1840. Do you think I can get a birth certificate for the baby, even though both parents were English? The parents were in England in 1837 (marriage) & again in 1842 (another birth), so they were not in Le Havre for long. They were simple, ordinary folk, so perhaps they wouldn't even bother registering the birth?
What about baptisms? Would there have been a Protestant Church for that, or do you think that they might have waited until getting back to the England?
This is my direct line, Gt. Grandfather, so it is a bit depressing that I have no birth record for him!