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Offline alveleyhistorian

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un-named twins - question
« on: Thursday 07 January 10 00:01 GMT (UK) »
hi there, i have recently discovered that one of my watkins family - margaret Handley ( maiden name watkins) gave birth to twins in 1920.
margaret and her twins died soon after the birth- registered wolverhampton
the bmd register describes them as  'male unnamed, female unnamed'
my question is this - margaret was buried in alveley churchyard and her name is in the death register - but no mention of the babies burial - what usually happened in these circumstances if children were unnamed and not baptised ?
such a sad story

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Re: still born twins - question
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 January 10 00:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi

The twins must have been alive when born for their birth to be registered.
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Re: still born twins - question
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 January 10 00:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi

The twins must have been alive when born for their birth to be registered.
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oh gosh.... yes of course i had forgotten how they record these things.
the story as upset me so much, i haven't seen 'the wood for the trees'
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