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Offline MacGrigor

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Birth time from birth certificate
« on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Itís only just occurred to me to ask this question. The date is legible, but I canít make much sense of the time. Is it 1am? I donít know what the o.m. means.

Iíd appreciate any help!

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Re: Birth time from birth certificate
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:05 GMT (UK) »
1hr 0 minutes perhaps? so could be 1am or 1pm
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Re: Birth time from birth certificate
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Yes, 1h 0m a.m.  = 1 o'clock exactly in the morning :)
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Re: Birth time from birth certificate
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Another one here 1hr 0m.a.m  :)

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Re: Birth time from birth certificate
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Of course it is! Thanks to you all.
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
McGregor family of Fodderty - ends with Alexander McGregor (b. 1765, Fodderty), son of Murdoch McGregor and Kate Stewart

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Re: Birth time from birth certificate
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 November 20 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Just as a matter of interest - which country is this birth certificate from?  I'm thinking that if it was England (and I think Wales also) then a time of birth indicates a multiple birth, i.e. twins etc.

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Re: Birth time from birth certificate
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 November 20 14:13 GMT (UK) »
Itís from Scotland. Youíre right about twins - funnily enough the subject of this birth certificate had a niece and nephew that were twins, and their birth certificates include times. Shame it wasnít a standard feature for all birth certificates!
Lipman family of Aldgate - ends with Lewis Lipman (d. 1871, Bethnal Green), son of John Lipman 'late of Glasgow' (1856)
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Re: Birth time from birth certificate
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 November 20 14:26 GMT (UK) »
I'm thinking that if it was England (and I think Wales also) then a time of birth indicates a multiple birth, i.e. twins etc.

Itís from Scotland.

Also noted in Ireland (certainly in 1913).

My uncle was a twin. His twin brother unfortunately died at 14 days.
Born 12.30 pm and 12.40 pm respectively.

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Re: Birth time from birth certificate
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 November 20 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Scottish statutory birth and death certificates have always given times. They seem to be rounded to the nearest 5 minutes.

You very rarely find times in the old parish registers, although the entry for George Murdoch, a grandfather of mine baptised in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, in 1745 includes "(who was born January 14th about one o Clock afternoon)".