registering a babys death ?

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Susie Q
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registering a babys death ?

Post by Susie Q » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:22 pm

Hello all,
I have a child born on 23rd June, 1912 who I believe died quite soon afterwards, but I can find no record of her death. Was it necessary to register the death of an infant less than a year old ? Her mother died on the 14th July, 1912, COD given as placenta praevia, surely this was a long time to be bleeding after having given birth ? Any advice welcome :wink:
Thank you.
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SANAGHAN, N. Ireland, Lanarkshire, Fife
FLEMING, Bathgate, Fife
ARMOUR, MAILLIE, Ayrshire, West Calder
GIBBONS, Ireland, Lasswade, Fife

nelmit
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Re: registering a babys death ?

Post by nelmit » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:47 pm

Hello Susie Q,

Yes a death has to be registered no matter what age the person was when they died.

A stillbirth is registered in a separate book and is closed to the public.

Regards,
Annette

WilmaM
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Re: registering a babys death ?

Post by WilmaM » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm

What makes you think the little one didn't survive?

Is it that you can't find them under the birth name?

If. Mother died quite often the child/ren would be absorbed into the wider family circle, and take on perhaps different surnames. Especially in this case where a tiny baby would need nursing.
I would have a look around the parents siblings' for likely surnames and check those.
Pity it's just after a census year, 3 years to wait until the 1921 is published.

Susie Q
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Re: registering a babys death ?

Post by Susie Q » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:25 pm

I think Wilma's suggestion is likely, as Mum died so soon after the birth. There were six other children in the family, and Dad didn't re-marry until 1916, so it's likely that a family member took the infant in.
Thank you.
Surname Interests
SANAGHAN, N. Ireland, Lanarkshire, Fife
FLEMING, Bathgate, Fife
ARMOUR, MAILLIE, Ayrshire, West Calder
GIBBONS, Ireland, Lasswade, Fife

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