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What does M'37 mean?
« on: Wednesday 11 November 20 15:15 GMT (UK) »
I am looking at the BMD index for Herbert AK Keene born 1920, died 1976 and wondered what the comment ' see M'37 ' means as a page reference.

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Re: What does M'37 mean?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 15:18 GMT (UK) »
I think it means that there will be a note on the M[arch] quarter of 1937.


ADDED: Yes here it is
Births Mar 1937   
Keene    Herbert A K    Wells    Croydon    2a   743   
Note on freebmd.org states
The above transcription represents what is in the GRO index but it is referred to by the following entry
Births 1920 Dec: Keene,Herbert A K,Wells,Croydon,2a,see m37
which implies that this is a late entry, that is an entry that has been registered in a quarter later than the event..
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

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Re: What does M'37 mean?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 15:24 GMT (UK) »
I would think it likely that his 1920's birth may not have been registered until 1937.  The entry has been handwritten on the 1920 index page

Cross posted with Josey's addition  :)
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Re: What does M'37 mean?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 15:30 GMT (UK) »
many thanks for that information.

His father divorced in 1928 and Herbert was born to 'the other woman' before that which might explain the delay in registering.

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Re: What does M'37 mean?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 15:42 GMT (UK) »
It's a re-registration not a late one. 

Genuine late registrations are really very rare - re-registrations are very common.

There is an entry in Croydon in 1920 ( under Herbert A K Davison)  that should be obtained.


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Re: What does M'37 mean?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Births Dec qtr 1920 
Davison    Herbert A K    Wells    Croydon    2a   ____    

There is a hand written note on that page as well, it looks as though the birth was registered in that name in 1920 as it appears typed on the index
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Re: What does M'37 mean?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 16:08 GMT (UK) »
ah, Davison makes sense.  I have no idea where the name mother's maiden name Wells came from. That will take more exploration.

Thank you so much for your help

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Re: What does M'37 mean?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 16:54 GMT (UK) »
Maybe the "other woman" was born as Wells, was married to a Mr.Davison and had that name at the time of the child's birth, then became Keene later

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Re: What does M'37 mean?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Marriage Sep qtr 1915 
Davison    Frank    
Wells    Lilian M   
Holborn reg dist    1b   1754    

Marriage Mar qtr 1929   
Davison    Lilian M   
Keene Herbert A   (spouse Davison / Wells)   
Lambeth    1d   459
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