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Comment on side of birth certificate...
« on: Tuesday 02 September 08 02:00 BST (UK) »
I recently obtained the birth cert of my g-g-grandfather, Theophilus Jones, and was bemused to find a note by the side of it, apparently in the original hand. He was born in Wales in 1863. The rest of the cert is written in English, so whatever this says is likely to be in English too, although I guess there is an offchance it might be in Welsh...

As far as I can read, it says T E N (although from other bits the N could be an R) then J and I can't read the rest of it...

I've posted some of the rest of the cert too so anyone who wants a go can see the rest of the handwriting...

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Re: Comment on side of birth certificate...
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 02:02 BST (UK) »
where is it posted please?

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Re: Comment on side of birth certificate...
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 02:03 BST (UK) »
It's currently refusing to post the links, rofl

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Re: Comment on side of birth certificate...
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 08:37 BST (UK) »
The annotation is part of the system of doing corrections in registers. All corrections of a minor nature occurring at the time of the entry have to be numbered, obviously to prevent someone coming along later and altering an entry. Therefore, in this case, a correction would have been made at the time it was entered and it is the 10th such correction in the register (if TEN means a number). The reason for the correction is written in the margin of the certificate.

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Re: Comment on side of birth certificate...
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 08:46 BST (UK) »
The annotation is part of the system of doing corrections in registers. All corrections of a minor nature occurring at the time of the entry have to be numbered, obviously to prevent someone coming along later and altering an entry. Therefore, in this case, a correction would have been made at the time it was entered and it is the 10th such correction in the register (if TEN means a number). The reason for the correction is written in the margin of the certificate.

Stan

I can concur with that.  I have certificates where the details have been amended at a later date, and a reference number is shown.

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Re: Comment on side of birth certificate...
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 09:10 BST (UK) »
For errors discovered within a month of the entry being made then the registrar in the presence of the relevant parties, or in their absence in the presence of the Superintendent Registrar and two other credible witnesses, corrected the erroneous entry by entry in the margin, without making any alteration of the original entry, and signed the marginal entry, adding date when the correction was made.

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Re: Comment on side of birth certificate...
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 10:33 BST (UK) »
Thank you ever so much :)

In that case, it might be because they misspelt the name of the house and crossed out the mistake to write it again...

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 10:34 BST (UK) »
(P.S- YAY I found a computer that works, rofl)

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Re: Comment on side of birth certificate...
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 10:42 BST (UK) »
yep, that'll be the reason !
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