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Number on death certificate
« on: Monday 14 September 20 21:12 BST (UK) »
Hi, was wondering if anyone knows what this number means on a deathe certificate.
Catherine Wright married Charles Edge,

On her death certificate under name it says Catherine Wright, the Wright is crossed out and a number 46 written next to it, her married name Edge is written underneath.

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Re: Number on death certificate
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 September 20 21:23 BST (UK) »
The Registration  acts state that corrections of errors discovered, at the time of entry, before completion of the certificate are numbered and initialled in the right hand margin of the certificate, they have to be numbered, obviously to prevent someone coming along later and altering an entry. Errors discovered within a month of the entry being made; the Registrar corrects the erroneous entry by entry in the margin, without making any alteration of the original entry, and signs the marginal entry, adding date when the correction was made.

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Re: Number on death certificate
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 September 20 22:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks.