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Looking for info on Elizabeth Beckingham


Am hoping someone can help me with some information on a lady called Elizabeth Beckingham b 15/2/1884 at 9 Bridge St, Islington, father was Thomas Beckingham and mother was Charlotte nee Cast?? My friend has just found a torn up birth certificate for this person, on the back it states " requisition for a certified copy of entry of birth for the purposes of the Factory and workshop act 1891 or for any purpose connected with the Elementary Education or Employment of a child or young person under the age of 16yrs. This certificate is dated September 1897 which would mean Elizabeth would have been @ 14/15yrs. Does anyone know what this form of certificate would have been for and suggest why it has turned up in a property on Northamptonshire. Any info on this family or certificate would be great