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From: "A & B Currie" <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH] Mother's age at Birth
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:40:35 +1300
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But Jill - 1851 census gives Jane senior as 41 = 37 at Emily's birth?

Bern, also in NZ

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Subject: [CORNISH] Mother's age at Birth

My ancestor, Emily Parker Steer's birth was registered December qtr 1848 at
Penzance.
St Just church register says she was baptised 3 June 1848 parents James and
Jane Steer.
In 1872 her marriage record says she was aged 24 therefore confirms born
1848.

If this is correct her mother was aged 50 and father 61 when Jane gave birth
to Emily which would be very old by todays ages.

My question is would the birth certificate give the true parents? I am
wondering if Emily is actually the daughter of James' older daughter by his
first marriage.

Any suggestions?
Regards from
Jill in New Zealand
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