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Certificate with Birth and Death Dates?

I have obtained the attached birth certificate from GRO. I have already determined that the baby's mother died one day after the birth. I can find no death record for the baby or indeed any other record. I also know that the father used the same names for a later child with his second wife.

The birth was on 20 September but 25 and a cross has been added with the words "twenty five" written in the margin and initialled by the registrar.

My interpretation is that the baby died on the 25th September. Does that seem right?

Can anyone throw light on this? Was it common practice for early infant deaths to be recorded in this manner?

Thanks for any help, Peter


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