England and Wales Civil Registration
Beginning on July 1 1837, Civil Registration of all birth, marriage, and death became a requirement in England and Wales. Many churches still kept their own parish registers.
Birth Certificates contain:
District, Date & Place of Birth,¬
Child's ForeNames & Surname, Child's Sex,¬
Father's Name, Fathers Place of Birth, Father's Occupation,¬
Mother's Name, Mother's Occupation, Mother's Place of Birth, Mother's Usual Address,¬
Informant's Name, Informants Qualification, Informant's Address, Informant's Signature,¬
Date of Registration,Registrar's Name & Signature,¬
Child's Revised Name (if any, after registration).
Marriage Certificates contain:
District, Church, Parish, Location,¬
Date of Marriage, Forename & Surnames, Ages,¬
Marital Conditions, Professions, Addresses,¬
Father's Forename & Surname, Father's Occupations, for both parties present.¬
Witness names, Priest/Vicar's Name,& Signature
Death certificates contain:
District, Location, Date & Place of Death,¬
Forename & Surname, Sex, Maiden Name,¬
Date & Place of Birth, Occupation, Usual Address,¬
Informant's Forename & Surname,¬
Informant's Qualification, Informant's Address,¬
Cause of Death, Signature of Informant,¬
Registration Date, Registrar's Signature.
Exercise: (Refer to the marriage certificate above.)
1. What is Alfred Peacockís condition? What is Emmaís maiden name and her condition? (If you donít know what spinster is, do a google search to find out.)
2. What is Alfredís and Emmaís occupation?
3. What is Alfredís fathers occupation?
4. What is Emmaís fathers name and occupation?