Author Topic: In search of the mother of Dorothy J Marshall. Bosmere registration district  (Read 812 times)

Offline CaroleW

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Re: In search of the mother of Dorothy J Marshall. Bosmere registration district
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 19 January 20 14:39 GMT (UK) »
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Surnames

1.Under  English  law,  a  person  may  change  their  surname  at  will.   The  law  concerns itself  only  with  the  question  whether  the  individual  has  in  fact  assumed  and  has come  to  be  known  by  a surname  different  from  that  by  which  they  were  originally known.So long as that is the case the change of surname will be valid. The process is not  subject  to  any  documentary  formalities although  there  is  a  facility  for  doing  so through the UK courts by way of a Deed Poll or Statutory Declaration.

Forenames

2.As  long  as  it  is  not  done  for  fraudulent  or other  unlawful  purposes,  a  person  may assume any forename without any formalities and can identify themselves with, and be identified by, the assumed name.There is some uncertainty in English law as to whether a Christian (Baptismal) forename can be legally displaced. A determination of a person's legal forename can only be made by a UK Court. However an assumed forename used  in  place of the name  given  on baptism is  still  valid  for the  purposes of  legal  identification if  it  is  by  this  name  that  the  individual  has  generally  become known
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Re: In search of the mother of Dorothy J Marshall. Bosmere registration district
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 21 January 20 14:29 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Carol.
You learn something new every day lol

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Re: In search of the mother of Dorothy J Marshall. Bosmere registration district
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 21 January 20 19:35 GMT (UK) »
James E S was a pigman and whilst I agree that the 1927 marriage prevented him marrying Ellen Gale Iím puzzled about the locations

He was born in Suffolk but the 1927 marriage was in North Yorkshire.  3 yrs later Dorothy is born in Suffolk to Ellen Gale who was born in Hampshire and they then all end up n Hampshire

Suffolk to Yorkshire is the puzzling bit but I wonder if the child born in Portsmouth in 1928 was theirs?
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