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From: "John Henley" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Undertaker as informant for death
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 13:58:11 -0000
References: <IHTUXFA5GNg+EwRy@varneys.demon.co.uk> <000b01c2f441$89bad690$0200a8c0@viglen>
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sue Dobbin" <>
> Eve mentions that an informant for a death cannot be an undertaker, but
> appears to be the case on the death certificate for my step gt
> Henry Eichelroth.
> He died in 1918 at Boscastle Rd, St Pancras and his cause of death was
> certified by a doctor. The informant was 'Carl Guggenheim Causing the Body
> to be Buried, 41 Anson Road Islington.'
> As far as I know Carl Guggenheim isn't a relative (although the German
> suggests a link) but the description suggests that he was an undertaker.
> Henry left a widow and children who could have acted as informant.
> Has anyone any ideas about this please.> > Regards Sue
"Causing the body to be buried" was and is one of the categories of persons
permitted to register a death. t actuallly means the person arranging the
funeral, rather than the undertaker. I myself have had to register a couple
of deaths in these circumstances.
So it could be a relative, an executor (have you checked for a will), a
family friend (widow to distressed), even a Poor Law official or (later)
local authority.social service official depending on circumstances.
(still catching up on masses of emails )
using Archive CDs - see
and researching (and not finding much time for - but always very glad to
hear of any)
HENLEY, PARKER, PRENTICE, SECKER, RAPER, DURDEN
ROLFE, (O)RAFFERTY, EVANS, PARSONS, SYMONDS [IN Berks/Hants/Wilts]
HILL [IN Staffs/Cambs/Berks]
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