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Electoral Roll / Death Certificate
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 16:17 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Hope this is the right area to ask.  What's the latest electoral roll one can see in the library etc?  I'm trying to work out whether the informant on my grandfather's death certificate (from 1988) could have possibly been a partner/girlfriend/lived with him or whether she was someone working at the hospital he died at.

Many thanks,

Oli

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Re: Electoral Roll / Death Certificate
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 16:21 BST (UK) »
Does it not show her relationship on the death cert?  It usually does

Where was he living prior to admission to hospital?  Is the informant shown as living at the same address?
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Re: Electoral Roll / Death Certificate
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 16:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Carole,

Thanks for the reply.  I can't see a relationship listed on his death certificate - closest I have is qualification which says "causing body to be cremated".

Looking at his death certificate again, it looks like she was at a different address - my grandfather at St. Stephens Gardens, W2 & the informant on Westbourne Terrace, W2.

Oli

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Re: Electoral Roll / Death Certificate
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 16:36 BST (UK) »
As I understand it, causing to be buried or cremated is the expression used when the informant is unrelated to the deceased.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.


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Re: Electoral Roll / Death Certificate
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 16:43 BST (UK) »
As I understand it, causing to be buried or cremated is the expression used when the informant is unrelated to the deceased.

And, from death certs I have, it's usually a staff member at the place where the person died.

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Re: Electoral Roll / Death Certificate
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 20:01 BST (UK) »
If he died in hospital it could be the woman was the almoner.

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Re: Electoral Roll / Death Certificate
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 20:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks all. Yes, looks like it was someone who worked at the hospital he died at rather than someone he lived with.  Would the 1987/88 electoral role be available if I wanted to check if was with someone then?

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 22:03 BST (UK) »
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it could be the woman was the almoner.

Haven't come across that word before, what does it mean please? 
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 22:07 BST (UK) »
Itís the name for  a hospital social worker, itís a title that seems to have died out in recent years.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.