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Offline dowdstree

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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #9 on: Monday 29 January 18 14:37 GMT (UK) »
GR2 that would tally with what I have found in my records.

My earliest one seems to be for 1856.

Agree with you about accuracy of the time.

Dorrie
Small, Dundee
Dickson, Dundee
Patrick, Scotland
Easson, Scotland
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down

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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #10 on: Monday 29 January 18 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to all for your comments and clarification. No need to look any further  :)

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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #11 on: Monday 29 January 18 21:05 GMT (UK) »
I am told that when I was born, there was doubt about the time - which side of midnight. So 11.59pm was chosen,  and is what was written on my birth certificate. Hence the date was effectively chosen when the time choice was made.

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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 17:45 GMT (UK) »
hi ADP,

if I was you I would party on both days to be sure your birthday was celebrated. ;D

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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 11:41 GMT (UK) »
I have often wondered how you choose what time a child has been born.
i.e Is it when the baby emerges/is completely born/or when the cord is cut.
I asked a midwife friend who said it's when one of us has time/remembers to glance at the clock depending how easy/fraught the birth has been.

Equally time of death recorded is when the doctor pronounces life extinct I assume.
My dear old dad died last year, the family had spent six days by his side and I feel honoured that it was on my watch. I looked at the clock just after and remember noting the time but obviously it was a good half hour documented on his certificate.

I hadn't realised until recently that this was commonplace nationwide. We were celebrating a friends 60th birthday and I asked him what time of day he was born and he had no idea, his Mum was no longer alive and his Dad couldn't remember.