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Re: Search birth certificates using mother's first name?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 October 21 19:48 BST (UK) »
Ok, if you know where she was living, you need to find out which registration district covered where her place of abode was at the time.

That may help you to narrow it down.
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: Search birth certificates using mother's first name?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 October 21 19:52 BST (UK) »
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I did find one record that would have been around the right time, in the right location, with the right maiden name with the child's name left blank. Would that happen if a baby had perhaps been adopted?

Sometimes that means that the child died before getting a name.  You can verify that by checking the deaths.

It may have meant that a name hadn't been chosen at the time of registration.
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: Search birth certificates using mother's first name?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 17 October 21 19:52 BST (UK) »
Ok, if you know where she was living, you need to find out which registration district covered where her place of abode was at the time.

That may help you to narrow it down.

Okay, I'll try to figure that out. I've just been searching on town/city on FreeBDM.


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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 17 October 21 19:54 BST (UK) »
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I did find one record that would have been around the right time, in the right location, with the right maiden name with the child's name left blank. Would that happen if a baby had perhaps been adopted?

Sometimes that means that the child died before getting a name.  You can verify that by checking the deaths.

It may have meant that a name hadn't been chosen at the time of registration.

Ah! Okay, that makes sense. I assume that would suggest a stillbirth or miscarriage rather than an abortion?

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Re: Search birth certificates using mother's first name?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 17 October 21 19:57 BST (UK) »
In this image the top and bottom entry are obviously not illegitimate,  but the middle one could be.
(Or the product of a Smith/Smith marriage  :( )

I would be suspicious of entries given no forename, but agree, it might mean a death.
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Search birth certificates using mother's first name?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 17 October 21 20:05 BST (UK) »
In this image the top and bottom entry are obviously not illegitimate,  but the middle one could be.
(Or the product of a Smith/Smith marriage  :( )

I would be suspicious of entries given no forename, but agree, it might mean a death.

Oh, I see! Because each name is Smith? That would be what happens with an illegitimate birth?

Which, I suppose could happen if they both happened to have the same surname anyways!

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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 17 October 21 20:10 BST (UK) »
Yes, but at least it gives you a chance to reduce the numbers to hopefully something manageable (and affordable  ;D)
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Search birth certificates using mother's first name?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 17 October 21 20:21 BST (UK) »
Yes, but at least it gives you a chance to reduce the numbers to hopefully something manageable (and affordable  ;D)

I'll give it a shot!

I'm not really even interested in meeting possible sibling - assuming there is one - I'd just like to know definitively either way.

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Re: Search birth certificates using mother's first name?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 17 October 21 20:25 BST (UK) »

Ah! Okay, that makes sense. I assume that would suggest a stillbirth or miscarriage rather than an abortion?
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Stillbirths have a separate register which is not online. 

Miscarriage or abortion would only be noted in her medical records.
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