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Unregistered births.


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I suppose we all have moments where we find an ancestor with an unregistered birth. That is why it is good to look for a baptism of the child to see. I did start a thread about some births after the 1875 fine for non or late registration act but this is for births before that act was enforced.

I have an ancestor whose birth was appearingly not registered and I cannot find a baptism. But I cannot find baptisms for her siblings. Isabella Stokes born about 1852, Terling, Essex daughter of Frederick and Louisa Stokes who wed in 1839. They had children born 1840, 1842, 1845, 1850, 1852, 1855 and 1857.

Somebody reckons she may have been adopted if I cannot find a baptism or birth, but registration was not compulsory until 1875 and baptisms were not mandatory. She was born in a perfect time frame as well. And if I cannot find baptisms of her siblings well there you go.

I have an ancestor born in 1856 but no birth reg but he was baptised in April that year. One of his cousins was born in 1857 but not registered by baptised.


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