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Which Registration Books? Do you mean the Civil Registration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, or Parish Registers, and which country?


Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Old paper cutting
« on: Yesterday at 16:06 »
Probably The Warrington Guardian,


Dorset / Re: Lower Hubury?
« on: Yesterday at 14:15 »
Henbury House is on this map
On an 1888 map the Henbury Manor on the right is called Higher Henbury House

From the London Courier and Evening Gazette - Saturday 22 September 1832

Cure means 'charge' from the Latin 'curatus'. The bishop has the universal cure of souls in a diocese but, subject to this, the incumbent of a benefice (or team rector and team vicar(s) in a team ministry) has the exclusive cure of souls within his or her parish or parishes, originally the person given the cure or charge, of a parish, was called the Curate


England / Re: Marriage puzzle & mystery son
« on: Yesterday at 08:25 »
So how could she get married a second time with her maiden name and be listed as a spinster?

The information on  certificates is only as good as that supplied by the people involved. The civil registration system in England and Wales is  'informant driven' that is the priest or registrar can only put what he is told. However there is a penalty of perjury if the information is wilfully false.
The operative word is "willfully",
From the 1836 Act.
XLI. And be it enacted, That every Person who shall wilfully make or cause to be made, for the Purpose of being inserted in any Register of Birth, Death, or Marriage, any false Statement touching any of the Particulars herein required to be known and registered, shall be subject to the same Pains and Penalties as if he were guilty of Perjury.

But I would think that the chances of being found out were remote, and I would be interested if anyone was charged in the courts, apart, possibly, from cases of bigamy.

Cheshire / Re: dutton union workhouse records
« on: Yesterday at 08:19 »
Welcome to RootsChat
The records of Runcorn Union Workhouse, Dutton,  are held by Cheshire Archives

You can see about the Workhouse at

There would have been a big demand for bone cutlery and shaving brush handles.


Essex / Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« on: Friday 18 May 18 14:46 BST (UK)  »
This is an entry from the 1911 census where the clerk in the census office has annotated 'Boarder' with 'Nurse Child' in red.

Essex / Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« on: Friday 18 May 18 14:38 BST (UK)  »
This is 16 Salisbury Road, Forest Gate

The 1911 Schedule in column 2 says State whether "Head," or "Wife," "Son," "Daughter," or other Relative, "Visitor," "Boarder," or "Servant." She could have been what was called a 'Nurse Child'. A nurse child was a young child being brought up in the household of someone other than the parents, normally for money, so she would have been a boarder. If you put "Nurse Child" in the Keyword box of the 1911 census there are numerous entries.


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