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time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« on: Saturday 27 January 18 13:58 GMT (UK) »
hi, hope someone can enlighten me.

In England I was of the understanding that a time of birth was recorded in cases of multiple births.
 I have a Scottish birth cert with a time of birth recorded and was wondering whether it also signified a multiple birth, or was it the norm to record the time of birth? The year in question is 1947.
thanks in anticipation
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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 January 18 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Yes, they recorded the time aswell. I saw this when I went up to Glasgow and was really pleased when I saw such detail on the births and also on death records.
My records, all different years had the times of the birth, I know they were all single births.
The two death records I have, also had the times of the deaths.
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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 January 18 14:08 GMT (UK) »
thanks Maggsie for your prompt reply.

There is no hint of a sibling for this person but thought it best to check. That helps a lot.
thanks
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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 January 18 14:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
If there was a twin, the eldest would be listed first and the next entry would be the younger.
In early Ireland Parish record books where there are twins, it would say.........eg.
John
twin to Fred.
then underneath
Fred
twin to John.
Twins were always listed as individuals.
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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 January 18 14:34 GMT (UK) »
thanks for that info Maggsie

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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 January 18 01:28 GMT (UK) »
Normally, for twins, the word "twin" is inserted below the name on the birth certificate, so you know to look for another child. If you are lucky, they are on the same page on the birth records, so you get two for the price of one.

I expect similar annotation would be made for triplets or any greater multiple. I haven't come across any multiples beyond twins in my family tree.

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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 January 18 11:14 GMT (UK) »
There's the time on my birth certificate, if there's a twin I haven't noticed!  ;D

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Re: time of birth on Scottish birth cert
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 January 18 13:58 GMT (UK) »
Not sure when this started in Scotland but I have the births of my parents going back to 1917/1918 and the time of birth is on them.

Away to check any further back.

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 #8 on: Monday 29 January 18 14:25 GMT (UK) »
Times of birth and death have been included since the start of statutory registration in Scotland in 1855. How accurate they are is another matter, as they do often seem to be rounded.