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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] HUDSON
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 22:43:16 +0000
In-Reply-To: <404C1865.6070303@emmer.karoo.co.uk>


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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