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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] HUDSON
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 22:43:16 +0000
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In message <>, B&J Emmerson
<> writes
>I have received a birth certificate this morning for 20th March 1842 in
>Saint Pancras. Unusually, perhaps, it has stated the time of birth as
>11.30 pm. Am I right in thinking that this usually only happened when
>twins (or heaven forbid more!) were born or is it possible that mother
>and Registrar were just being extra particular.
yes and yes/ It should mean twins, but in the early years, some
registrars thought they should add the date at all times.

Eve McLaughlin

Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society

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