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1939 England and Wales Register Correction Surname
« on: Friday 02 October 20 15:24 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone.

I just wanted to double check something. In the 1939 England and Wales Register someone in the household has had their surname crossed out in green ink; above it the surname has been changed. I believe this is because some time after the record was taken the individual got married.

In the margin in the same green ink it reads ‘cr283. OX 20.5.69.’ I assuming this means correction made, Oxford and then the date of the correction.

Can someone please confirm that this is true?

Thank you.

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Re: 1939 England and Wales Register Correction Surname
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 October 20 15:33 BST (UK) »
A date on the 1939 usually means that additional information has been received.  For a female that usually means a marriage, especially if the name has been crossed out and another one added. 

You could check by having a look at marriages on freebmd using the birth and new names and the year.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: 1939 England and Wales Register Correction Surname
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 October 20 15:38 BST (UK) »
I just double checked my mother and she has the name change and the date is probably when the NHS were notified of the name change.

The month and year of her marriage are correct but not the actual date.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: 1939 England and Wales Register Correction Surname
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 October 20 15:49 BST (UK) »
THe 1939 National Register was later used by the NHS as their Central Register.
This continued until the 1990s.

So any changes up until the 1990s are reflected in the "1939" Register ;D
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: 1939 England and Wales Register Correction Surname
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 October 20 15:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your reply. So do you believe that in my case that would signify a marriage in 1969 in Oxfordshire? So that would be the reason for the NHS being provided with the change of surname.

I only ask as the individual I am researching was born in 1909.

I have actually been unable to find any information on the marriage, I have access to ancestry and Find My Past. I am happy to provide more information here or create another post in the correct sub section if necessary, just let me know.

Thanks


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Re: 1939 England and Wales Register Correction Surname
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 October 20 15:54 BST (UK) »
If you would like to give her name and where born we can double check for you.  :)
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: 1939 England and Wales Register Correction Surname
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 October 20 16:01 BST (UK) »
You are absolutely correct. I have just searched Find My Past for the Individual I am researching  using 'Oxfordshire' '1969' in marriages and I have found her! The record was a little evasive as the middle name was shortened from 'Lucy' to 'L' which wasn't helpful. Thankfully I was able to narrow it down following our discussion regarding confirmation of the 1969 correction.

You have all been so helpful, thank you all very much  :)

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Re: 1939 England and Wales Register Correction Surname
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 October 20 16:10 BST (UK) »
CR may be the initials of the person making the change.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON