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From: "Roy Stockdill" <>
Subject: Re: Twin Births.
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 15:14:27 +0000
> From: "Ann Witton" <>
> My mother's eldest sister was born in 1900 and I have found her birth entry
> via ancestry but there is a puzzle in the same volume but 7 pages earlier
> there looks like there may have been a twin. We know nothing of this in the
> family but I was wondering if I obtained either of the birth certificates
> would there be a mention on either one of it being a twin birth. The
> entries are for Dec qtr 1900 Emily Heptinstall Hemsworth vol 9c page 180 and
> Florence Heptinstall same vol 9c but page 187.>
It doesn't seem very likely at all to me that twins were registered seven pages apart.
There is another possible scenario If you look at FreeBMD you will see there were two
marriages of male Heptinstalls at Hemsworth in 1900 - Richard Heptinstall married in the
March quarter and Alan Heptinstall married in the June quarter.
Isn't it more likely that these were possibly brothers and the little girls were first
cousins, one of whom died? By looking at the likely brides in each case you may be able
to work out from your own knowledge which Heptinstall married which woman.
If you then look at the 1901 census index (TNA version) you will find the following
family at Hemsworth indexed as HEPINSTALL.....
Alan Hepinstall, 23, coal miner hewer
Harriet Hepinstall, 19
Ezar Hepinstall, 6 (who was very likely Alan's younger brother)
Florence Hepinstall, 4 months
They would appear to be all on the same page and thus very likely in the same household.
I presume Florence Hepinstall (Hepinstall) was your mother's elder sister of whom you
speak and Alan was your grandfather? Probably the other Heptinstall, Richard, was the
father of the little girl that died, Emily. But you would need to obtain both birth
certificates to be absolutely sure.
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