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From: Charani <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] ages at census?
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 21:26:06 +0000
Meryl Phillips wrote:
> Oh please don't say that, I do still live in hope!
> She will have been born 1897 or 1898, would it be unusual that late, for a
> child not to have been registered?
Children can even manage to escape being registered today, albeit with
some difficulty, so it was definitely possible then.
The child should have been registered within 6 weeks as you know, or
her parents would have been fined. If they were late, then they had
the option of paying the fine, lying about her date of birth or simply
not registering her at all.
The other alternative is that for some reason she was missed out of
the register, although that was less likely to happen at a register
OPC for Walton, SOM