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Help in deciphering Green Ink annotatins in 1939 Register
« on: Monday 04 February 19 12:58 GMT (UK) »
  I have the following information :

"Registered living in Dagenham, Essex, Harriet L Jones dob 19 Oct 1916  living with her husband George R W Jones dob 8 Oct 1908, French polisher.

Written in green ink above/next to Harriet's entry:  Brown nee Murray (I think).  In the address column in green is written:  CR 283LNC 29 9 85.

Written in black ink (v faded) 19 10 ?, underneath 22449 and possibly a 1 or a 7."

Please can someone tell me what the green ink and faded black markings mean?  Many thanks.

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Re: Help in deciphering Green Ink annotatins in 1939 Register
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 February 19 13:05 GMT (UK) »
Green annotations would normally include a 3 letter area code -where the adjustment was made and a date
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Re: Help in deciphering Green Ink annotatins in 1939 Register
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 February 19 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Sorry I got distracted  ::)

CR283 must be an amendment code used by the NHS, it seems to appear against entries where surnames have been changed by marriage.  Did Harriet marry a Brown in 1962.  It is possible that it would have been picked up when she attended a doctor or hospital in 1985.

There appears to be another area code in the faded black ink but I am not allowed to disclose what that information is (sorry)
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Re: Help in deciphering Green Ink annotatins in 1939 Register
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 February 19 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Thank you/diolch.  Harriet's husband did not die until June 1980 but I suppose she could have divorced and married a Mr Brown in 1962.  I thought maybe she married a Mr Brown in 1985.  The interesting thing is there are two death records, identical, except one is for Harriet L Brown and the other for Harriet L Jones:
Registration Date:   May 2004
Registration district:   Dacorum
Inferred County:   Hertfordshire

Dob for both Harriet's the same!  I feel more research needed.

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Re: Help in deciphering Green Ink annotatins in 1939 Register
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 February 19 15:35 GMT (UK) »
I can't see anything on the image which would hint at 1962, just the 1985 mentioned.

There is a marriage in 1985 at Barking & Dagenham of a Harriet L Jones to a Charles W Brown.

There's also a death in 1990, again at Barking & Dagenham, of a Charles Brown of about the right age. It may be that many people, including the informant, still knew her as Jones.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Help in deciphering Green Ink annotatins in 1939 Register
« Reply #5 on: Monday 04 February 19 15:41 GMT (UK) »

There is a marriage in 1985 at Barking & Dagenham of a Harriet L Jones to a Charles W Brown.


I missed that one  ;D
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Re: Help in deciphering Green Ink annotatins in 1939 Register
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 February 19 20:13 GMT (UK) »
Yes I have seen that marriage listed officially.  I have emailed other family members to see if they remember/know anything about a second marriage before I consider ordering a certificate or two.  I do though (thanks to your pointers) now understand what the annotations can/do mean.