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Confirming a common name birth. James Taylor 1890


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I am trying hard to get this post in the correct format, following the rules and in the right place.
I have posted previously on James Taylor/McCoy and people have been very helpful.
To recap James Taylor b circa 1890 to james Taylor and Mary McCoy. Census reports are below. It shows James born after Mary McCoy's husband has died whilst James taylor is her lodger., later census shows them living as husband and wife with the younger children listed as Taylor.
I have found a baptismal certificate 29/06/1890 St Nicolas Aston as James Taylor but obviously want a birth certificate. This is where I am struggling as it is such a common name. I cannot find a birth under McCoy but there is one on free BMD which might match although after baptism date?

Taylor James Aston 6d 379 sept 1890 Aston Birmingham.

can I find out parents name using this reference on any other site or do I have to order the certificate? As I live in Birmingham can I view the full entry before purchase? If this is incorrect how do you suggest I proceed with such a common name?

MCCOY, Mary A Head Widow F 41 1850 Lathe Worker Birmingham
MCCOY, David Son Single M 15 1876 Iron Caster Birmingham
MCCOY, Sarah Daughter Single F 13 1878 Birmingham
MCCOY, William Son M 11 1880 Birmingham
MCCOY, Annie Daughter F 5 1886 Birmingham
MCCOY, Edward Son M 3 1888 Birmingham
MCCOY, James Son M 1 1890 Birmingham
TAYLOR, Edward Lodger Single M 38 1853 Labourer Birmingham

Piece:2419 Folio:19 Page: 31

Registration District: Aston
Civil Parish: Nechells
Municipal Borough: Birmingham

Address: 4, 20 Court, Adam Street, Nechells, Birmingham Warwickshire

Civil parish: Aston
Ecclesiastical parish: St Lawrence
County/Island: Warwickshire

Registration district:Aston
Sub-registration district: Duddeston

Piece: 2870 Folio: 157 Page Number: 39

all born Birmingham
Census 1901

Edward Taylor 51 navvy
Mary A Taylor 49 wife
Edward Taylor 10 son
James Taylor 8 son
William Mc Coy 20 step son brickcaster
Sarah Mc Coy 22 step dau w'house hand

74 Richard St, Aston

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