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Birth registrations in 1910
« on: Thursday 13 January 22 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Could anyone tell me what the rules were for entering the name of the father on a childís birth certificate in 1910 please?

Did he have to be present for his name to be entered?  Or did that just apply if the mother and father werenít married at the time?

Many thanks.
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Re: Birth registrations in 1910
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 January 22 18:17 GMT (UK) »
The biological father of an illegitimate child needed to be present at the birth registration to sign the register.  If he attended - his name would be on the cert
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Re: Birth registrations in 1910
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 January 22 18:46 GMT (UK) »
Thank you CaroleW. 

Can I safely assume that if a child was given her fatherís surname, her mother, who registered the birth, also had that same surname, and the father was named on the certificate, that the couple were indeed married?

Iím just struggling to find a marriage for them.

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Re: Birth registrations in 1910
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 January 22 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Thank you CaroleW. 

Can I safely assume that if a child was given her fatherís surname, her mother, who registered the birth, also had that same surname, and the father was named on the certificate, that the couple were indeed married?

Iím just struggling to find a marriage for them.

Do you wish to give us some names so we can try and find a marriage.

John
HOOD- STAFFORDSHIRE/LONDON/AUSTRALIA
WALKER-LONDON
HIGGS-LONDON
GOSLING-DEVON

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Re: Birth registrations in 1910
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 January 22 19:26 GMT (UK) »
Can I safely assume that if a child was given her fatherís surname, her mother, who registered the birth, also had that same surname, and the father was named on the certificate, that the couple were indeed married?

In a word - No.
Registration was informant-driven, and checks were not made.  If mother told the registrar that she was Mrs Surname and that father was Mr Surname and that they were married, that would have been accepted without proof.
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Re: Birth registrations in 1910
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 January 22 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Where are the mother & child in 1911?
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Re: Birth registrations in 1910
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 January 22 21:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all very much for your help, much appreciated  :)

Iím beginning to suspect they werenít married, but Iíll continue searching for the time being and see what I can find myself - however, I might be back sometime fairly soon to take you up on your very kind offers!

Thank you again and watch this space  ;D
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