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Historical cost of birth, death registrations?

ptjw7

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On this bright new years day I thought I would look for the costs of registrations in the 1800 - 1911, well they do say that Google is your friend but today we are not on talking terms :mad:

It would appear that what ever I type in all I get is how much a certificate will cost me today :rolleyes:

My reason for wanting to know is that on a 1911 census for a relative it stated that they had had 18 children 9 living and 9 deceased, I however could only find 10 with 1 death. Upon searching for more information it was noted that the poor could not afford the costs of a double registration. SO just how much would it have cost per registration :'(

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Dunno Peter.

England Civil Registration - History

States there is a late fee for registering births and some parents may have adjusted birth dates to avoid paying. No mention of the actual late fee. No mention of other fees.

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Although the fees of one shilling for birth or death within 3 months seem reasonable, I would assume to a pauper very expensive.


'For registering a birth or death when required to do so at residence of person signing requisition, or at house where child born or person died (not being a public institution), to registrar one shilling, to be paid by the informant. Upon the registration of a birth when the child is more than three months old, if it is not more than twelve months old, to superintendent registrar two shillings and sixpence, and to the registrar (unless the delay is occasioned by his failure to issue a requisition, or otherwise by his default) two shillings and sixpence, and if it is more than twelve months old, and is registered with the authority of the Registrar General, to superintendent registrar five shillings, and to registrar (unless the delay is occasioned by his failure to issue a requisition or otherwise by his default) five shillings, to be paid by the informant or declarant. Upon the registration of a death with the authority of the Registrar General after the expiration of twelve months, to the superintendent registrar five shillings, and to the registrar (unless the delay is occasioned by his failure to issue a requisition or otherwise by his default) five shillings, to be paid by the informant or declarant. For taking, attesting, and transmitting a declaration made by an informant respecting a birth in another sub-district, to the registrar attesting the declaration two shillings, to be paid by the informant. For entering the baptismal or other name of child upon certificate produced after registry of birth, to superintendent registrar or registrar one shilling, to be paid by the person procuring the name to be entered. Correction of error of fact in register, to superintendent registrar or registrar two shillings and sixpence, to be paid by the person requiring the error to be corrected. For every search, to the superintendent registrar, to be paid by the applicant for the search, if it is a general search, five shillings, if it is a particular search, one shilling. For a certified copy of any entry given by the superintendent registrar, two shillings and sixpence to the superintendent registrar, to be paid by the applicant. '

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