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From: Keith Sayers <>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 07:59:54 +1000 (EST)
At 04:25 AM 6/10/04 -0600, Chris in beautiful Barossa expanded on a problem :
>If someone is born in Hendon, could they be registered in Chelsea?
After what I have seen in both censuses and registrations I am
tempted to say almost anything can happen and somewhere, sometime, probably
has ....... !
However, skipping the stories, the London Kilburn is a rather
vaguely defined area to the north of Paddington. Presumably at some time in
past history it was a village in its own right but has gradually been
overtaken by expanding London suburbs and lost its separate identity. When
that happened, and what it then became I do not knbow, but some of the
adjacent 'major' district names are Paddington, Regent's Park, Camden,
Hampstead, Willesden, Notting Hill and Kensington (so now Kensington and
Chelsea). A birth, marriage or death would not necessarily occur at a home
address. Marriages in particular tend to be in the bride's home district,
and births may be in hospital or nursing home. Hendon is well north of
Kilburn, but might have had a suitable hospital, ditto Pancras. Suggest you
call for certificates and see what more information they give you.
And Colin Cruddace, with evident local knowledge, added :
>There's a Kilburn in the North Yorks. Moors which is famous(?) for its
>of a white horse. The story I've heard attached to it is that a member of
>Landed Gentry had it done as a monument to his son who died there in a
>He apparently rode his horse off the top of the cliff in a drunken bet, to
prove his horse
>would obey him!
Intriguing. I knew that white horse well - it used to be maintained
by students from Ampleforth College if I remember rightly - but had not
heard this version of its origin. A story for The Dalesman I would think -
if that is still being published.
Keith Sayers, Canberra, Australia
Mail : 6 Clambe Place,
CHARNWOOD, ACT 2615 http://www.pcug.org.au/~kmsayers