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Offline brionne

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Current Birth Certificate Information
« on: Saturday 18 May 19 08:46 BST (UK) »
Just a had look at the latest royal babes birth certificate in printed format, published in one of the main UK newspapers yesterday.
Notice that there is no mention of the childs mothers previous married name,just her maiden name.
Why is this.
Dyer,Wilts,Weare Somerset Dorset Wilts.
Weare/Robinson Ottawa Canada.Petty Wilts.
Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
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Re: Current Birth Certificate Information
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 May 19 08:56 BST (UK) »
Because, so far as I am aware, a BC only asks for maiden name not all previous names

Added: Just checked BCs in my file and the column is : "Name, surname and maiden name  of mother"

Wainwright - Yorkshire
Whitney - Herefordshire
Watson -  Northamptonshire
Trant - Yorkshire
Helps - all
Needham - Derbyshire
Waterhouse - Derbyshire
Northing - all

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Re: Current Birth Certificate Information
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 May 19 08:59 BST (UK) »
Because that's not one of the bits of information that is required.

Only the name she is known by at the time the baby is born, her maiden name, and the surname she married in ( if not the same as her maiden name) are needed.
 
I'm not sure she ever used her previous husband's name anyway ?

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Re: Current Birth Certificate Information
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 May 19 10:29 BST (UK) »
They used to have maiden name and I have also had  "formerly" on previous birth certs, I have a few here, helped a great deal with research

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Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
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Re: Current Birth Certificate Information
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 May 19 10:41 BST (UK) »
My daughter was married and divorced. She later remarried and had two children in 2002 and 2005. On their Birth Certificates it only her maiden name that appears. After her divorce she had reverted back to her maiden name.

This is in Scotland.

Dorrie
Small, County Antrim & Dundee
Dickson, County Down & Dundee
Madden, County Westmeath
Patrick, Fife
Easson, Fife
Leslie, Fife
Paterson, Fife

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Re: Current Birth Certificate Information
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 18 May 19 11:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the interesting four varied replies,and time taken to reply.

Also it would appear that former names are no longer required to be entered,perhaps due to so many children being born in unmarried relationships these days.Must admit having as much detail as possible has always helped with research,especially when one of the parents has married several times.  [speaking generally now, without any reference to the unnamed person in my initial post.]
Dyer,Wilts,Weare Somerset Dorset Wilts.
Weare/Robinson Ottawa Canada.Petty Wilts.
Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
Census information Crown Copy right from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Current Birth Certificate Information
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 May 19 11:42 BST (UK) »
Former names are asked for but they don't have to be shown and many people ask that they aren't.

For instance a woman may not want her ex-husband's surname mentioned at all  on the birth certificate of a child from a new marriage.

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Re: Current Birth Certificate Information
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 May 19 11:47 BST (UK) »
I agree with you about so many children being born to unmarried parents nowadays. My niece has two children to different partners. On each occasion when registering the birth both parents had to attend the Registrars.

One good thing now is that a child no longer has the word "illegitimate" on their Birth Certificate.

This has caused heartache for many in the past.

Dorrie
Small, County Antrim & Dundee
Dickson, County Down & Dundee
Madden, County Westmeath
Patrick, Fife
Easson, Fife
Leslie, Fife
Paterson, Fife

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Re: Current Birth Certificate Information
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 18 May 19 11:58 BST (UK) »
Yes,strongly in favour of everyone having the  right to their correct birth details.

In some cases so much was covered up years ago,fathers name left blank,money changing hands,for certificates with completely made up details.

Lets hope this type of scenario is a thing of the past.
Dyer,Wilts,Weare Somerset Dorset Wilts.
Weare/Robinson Ottawa Canada.Petty Wilts.
Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
Census information Crown Copy right from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk