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From: Sharon Deane <>
Subject: Re: Natural born child.
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 00:13:21 +0000
Thank you Eve,
This gentleman is in his early seventies, has served his local community
for years and was passing on to me how he was told to deal with the wording
in his days at the Registrar offices by his own bosses. By the way his
father was a Vicar. I have asked him if he would like to join in and pass
a few words with people but he does not wish to do so.
Eve McLaughlin wrote:
> >o the debate about what this means , a retired Registrar
> >friend of my dads tells me as far as he is concerned the statement
> >Natural means that the childs parents are his natural ones ie. his
> >biological father and mother are either together in marriage/ co
> >habiting or that both parents are known.. He would not consider this
> >word to be used to indicate illegitimate children.
> I'm afraid he has no idea about the terms used in parish registers -
> and very little grasp on normal English usage- his remarks are frankly a
> bit silly and should not be taken as information.
> Eve McLaughlin
> Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
> Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society