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1884 Birth Certificate - Wootton R.S.D.
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 09:30 BST (UK) »
I have a pdf copy of a birth certificate from 1884 which lists the place of birth as Wootton R.S.D. Please could some one clarify if this means the birth happened in what is now Cricklade and Wootton Bassett or some where else - thank you!

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Re: 1884 Birth Certificate - Wootton R.S.D.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 May 21 09:46 BST (UK) »
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: 1884 Birth Certificate - Wootton R.S.D.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 May 21 09:53 BST (UK) »
What is the address of the informant?  Is that also Wootton RSD?

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Re: 1884 Birth Certificate - Wootton R.S.D.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 May 21 10:36 BST (UK) »
No - informant was the mother and she registered the birth in Abingdon but not until the 14 July. Abingdon was her home town. The 1881 census shows her living in London but subsequent ones show her in Abingdon. There is no father listed on the child's birth certificate and my research shows that she was an unmarried mother so I suspect she moved home after the birth of her daughter.

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Re: 1884 Birth Certificate - Wootton R.S.D.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 May 21 10:48 BST (UK) »
According to the GRO - Abingdon Registration District covers Wootton.

If you use FreeBMD and search for Emily May registered September quarter 1884 in Abingdon Registration District, then you can click on Abingdon and there is a list of Civil Parishes within that District. 

Sorry if I'm stating something you already know. 
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Re: 1884 Birth Certificate - Wootton R.S.D.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 May 21 11:17 BST (UK) »
Hi BumbleB - really helpful reply - I didn't know that! Thank you very much.

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Re: 1884 Birth Certificate - Wootton R.S.D.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 May 21 11:29 BST (UK) »
Glad to have helped.   :)
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY