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Date of birth record?

Evening all
I posted this enquiry on the "Births" forum, about ten days ago; however, I haven't had any joy there, and this forum appears to be far more active. My name's Ian and I'm from Liverpool. I have a burning question, but I don't know if this is the correct arena to post it, anyway, here goes!

I've accurately plotted my family tree back to my g/g/grandfather William McKay (born Scotland 1817): I have his marriage cert (Chester 1847) which names his father as Robert. I also have his death cert (Liverpool 1871). My problem is that, try as I might, I can't find any verification of g/g/grandaddy's actual date of birth, back in 1817.

On Scotlands people I have found a Robert McKay who sired a son, born in Caithness, on the 4th March 1817; ( there weren't many people up there in 1817 !), and christened him William on 23rd December 1817. However, unless I can find some official record of William's actual D.O.B, here in the Liverpool/Chester area, (or anywhere else), I can't say, with certainty, that the boy child born in Scotland on 4th March is really William McKay, my g/g/grandfather; and, therefore, I have a "match"!

Can anyone suggest where, in Victorian England, I might find a record of the date of birth for William McKay, (born Scotland), in the Liverpool / Chester area? :confused:


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