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Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« on: Monday 31 August 15 16:50 BST (UK) »
On four birth certificates I have come across the following abbreviations in the 'when and where born' column.  U.D., R.S.D., R.W. and R.D.  Would appreciate any help as to what they stand for.

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Re: Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 August 15 16:54 BST (UK) »
On four birth certificates I have come across the following abbreviations in the 'when and where born' column.  U.D., R.S.D., R.W. and R.D.  Would appreciate any help as to what they stand for.

Hi

I think they are:

UD -  urban district
RSD - registration sub district or rural sanitary district?
RD  -  registration or rural district

and
RW - not a clue......
Jeacock
Colebourne
Shepherd
Scotter
Sievers
Knowles
Pritchard
Lilley
Hart/Hertz
Woodmansey
Monnington
Thomas (South Wales)
John (South Wales)
Pearce (South Wales)

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Re: Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 August 15 16:55 BST (UK) »
Urban District, Rural Sanitary District,  not sure about R.W.

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Re: Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« Reply #3 on: Monday 31 August 15 16:59 BST (UK) »
Urban District, Rural Sanitary District,  not sure about R.W.

Stan

RW might suggest rural or registration but I have no idea what the W could be for. 

St Quintin - where was the RW birth certificate child born?
Jeacock
Colebourne
Shepherd
Scotter
Sievers
Knowles
Pritchard
Lilley
Hart/Hertz
Woodmansey
Monnington
Thomas (South Wales)
John (South Wales)
Pearce (South Wales)


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Re: Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« Reply #4 on: Monday 31 August 15 17:01 BST (UK) »
The Public Health Act (1872) mapped out England into Sanitary Districts, both Urban and Rural. The 1894 Local Government Act, turned the Sanitary boards into District Councils.

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Re: Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« Reply #5 on: Monday 31 August 15 17:12 BST (UK) »
RD will not be Registration District as this is written across the top of the certificate, it will be Rural District. Are you sure R.W. is correct? What is the rest of the address?

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Re: Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 01 September 15 17:38 BST (UK) »
On four birth certificates I have come across the following abbreviations in the 'when and where born' column.  U.D., R.S.D., R.W. and R.D.  Would appreciate any help as to what they stand for.

Can you please give us more information about the Certificate  with R.W   on it?

County,  Date,    Country (Wales, Scotland, England, Ireland )  anything else distinctive.
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich

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Re: Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 01 September 15 17:54 BST (UK) »
My only thought for RW    is Royal   something,   but just cannot think of anything other than Royal Borough?
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich

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Re: Birth Certificate Abbreviations
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 01 September 15 18:45 BST (UK) »
We need to know the Registration District and the address to make an informed opinion.

Stan
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