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death registered, no parents given -why?
« on: Monday 11 June 18 21:51 BST (UK) »
Hi - was death registration, with no parents given, really unusual, and what explanations are there for this?

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Re: deatrh registered, no parents given -why?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 June 18 21:55 BST (UK) »
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Re: death registered, no parents given -why?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 June 18 22:01 BST (UK) »
In England/Wales before 1837 some parishes noted a parent's name when a child was buried - but this was not required.

After 1837 the name of the person who notified the registrar was recorded, but this was not necessarily a parent.

Hope this helps - but we can't give you a definitive answer without knowing when and where.

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Re: death registered, no parents given -why?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 June 18 22:09 BST (UK) »
Hi

"Glafs" could be "Glass".
Why not tell us ALL of what you have / how you got to him?

Ray
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Re: death registered, no parents given -why?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 June 18 22:10 BST (UK) »
If referring to a Scottish cert. which would normally name both parents including mms then the simple answer is the details would have been unknown to the informant.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: death registered, no parents given -why?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 June 18 22:13 BST (UK) »

"Glafs" could be "Glass".
Why not tell us ALL of what you have / how you got to him?

Wrong Query Ray...Time for an appointment at SPECKSAVERS!!!  ;D

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: death registered, no parents given -why?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 June 18 22:17 BST (UK) »

"Glafs" could be "Glass".
Why not tell us ALL of what you have / how you got to him?

Wrong Query Ray...Time for an appointment at SPECKSAVERS!!!  ;D

Annie

Time for a new pair of Glafses?  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: death registered, no parents given -why?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 20:38 BST (UK) »
Oops - sorry for the lack of initial detail and thanks for replies: I was  trying to find a death certificate recorded anywhere in Scotland, for Alexander Grant, between 1807 and 1840.   I found quite a few, about 52 in OPR records, for Alexander Grant, none obviously relevant to me, but in about 90%, no parent name was given. I was trying to figure out why, since if the informant was able to give the dead persons name, and would probably be from the same area, and I assumed should therefore also know the parents names.  It looks like there was no requirement to give or record the parents names in the case of a death at that time- is that correct??

And yes, although it is in the wrong thread, (see  WHO USED AN ALIAS AND WHY, June 6th ) I rather like the new pair of Glafses. (I had thought the particular Registrar in Kingussie, who recorded the relevant marriage, and wrote in a beautiful clear hand, just used the long "s" in the word Glass:  and (with help from others - thanks to all) also had concluded since that husband spoke Gaelic, that this meant grey or pale, and the alias was used as a discriminant in his own community. 

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Re: death registered, no parents given -why?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 20:52 BST (UK) »
 

Funny, innit?
Len's my real name .  ::)
Enufs is enufs

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