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Offline LAURIE81

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Re: Still recorded as illegitimate at death
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 24 March 21 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone. It is a Scottish certificate. Ive had a look at the new Kirk sessions on Scotlandpeople, no luck yet but its quite alot of information to go through! 
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Re: Still recorded as illegitimate at death
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 20:31 BST (UK) »
Occasionally you will see "Unknown" or simply a line across instead of  the fathers name, rather than "Illegitimate", on pre 1919 DC's. BC's of course would more commonly state "Illegitimate", but it all depends on the individual registrar I think. Some may have been more "moral" than others!
Jaffray, Morrison - Monquhitter
Bird or Burd, Ironside - Methlick
Young - Aberdeen, Banffshire
Reid, Milne - Kincardineshire
Sanderson, Marshall, Marr - Foveran
Black, Ross - Rathven
Searle or Seale, Steel(e), Forbes, Adams- Aberdeen
Hutche(s)on, Keith, Greig, Fowlie - Cuminestown, New Deer, Monquhitter, Methlick

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Re: Still recorded as illegitimate at death
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 22:35 BST (UK) »
I don't know how much stigma the word illegitimate actually carried
My grandmother was recorded as "bastard child of" on an affiliation order

But maybe the son in law was doing future generations a favour by saving them from researching her m father unknown msound kinder but is unclear if unknown to the informant or the decreasedother's husbands line my leaving a blank could lead you to assume that he didn't know the name of the father + you w
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