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Re: Thomas birth mystery
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 28 June 20 11:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Comberton,

I asume that only male names on electoral roll was because women didn't get the vote until 1918.
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« Reply #19 on: Saturday 04 July 20 08:28 BST (UK) »
Not all women got the vote in 1918  :)

Representation of the People Act 1918
In 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed which allowed women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification to vote. Although 8.5 million women met this criteria, it was only about two-thirds of the total population of women in the UK.

The same Act abolished property and other restrictions for men, and extended the vote to virtually all men over the age of 21. Additionally, men in the armed forces could vote from the age of 19. The electorate increased from eight to 21 million, but there was still huge inequality between women and men.

Equal Franchise Act 1928
It was not until the Equal Franchise Act of 1928 that women over 21 were able to vote and women finally achieved the same voting rights as men. This act increased the number of women eligible to vote to 15 million.
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Re: Thomas birth mystery
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 04 July 20 19:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the tutorial, rosie99.
STAY SAFE
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Re: Thomas birth mystery
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 05 July 20 10:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the tutorial, rosie99.
STAY SAFE

I know I always have to look it up as I can't remember the dates.  ;D

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