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Subject: Re: Death Registrant..
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 05:54:13 EDT
<<<<In a message dated 17/05/2004 10:36:10 GMT Daylight Time,
What is the usual practice for registering a death?
In particular, who would normally be responsible for registering the death
when a person dies in a hospital or nursing home. And even more
specifically, would the fact that the doctor of a nursing home registered a
death indicate that the deceased had no known next of kin?>>>>
You don't say in what period but the relevant section of the 1836
Registration Act states:
XIX. And be it enacted, That the Father or Mother of any Child born, or the
Occupier of every House or Tenement in England in which any Birth or Death
shall happen, after the said First day of March, may, within Forty-two Days
next after the Day of such Birth or within Five Days after the Day of such Death
respectively, give Notice of such Birth or Death to the Registrar of the
District ; and in case any new-born Child or any dead Body shall be found
exposed, the Overseers of he Poor in the Case of the new-born Child, and the
Coroner in the case of the dead Body, shall forthwith give Notice and Information
thereof, and of the Place where such Child or dead Body was found, to the
Registrar ; and for the Purpose of this Act the Master or Keeper of every Gaol,
Prison, or House of Correction, or Workhouse, Hospital, or Lunatic Asylum, or
public or charitable Institution, shall be deemed the Occupier thereof.
The informant does not have to be next of kin.
Regards Stan Mapstone