Monday, April 20, 2009

Jean Oakley's birth and death certificates.

The birth certificate written above is a copy of an actual entry written at the time that Edwin Oakley registered his daughter's birth in 1864. The original that I have is so delicate that it is falling to pieces.
Jean's death was registered by someone that resided at the same address in Brighton, so it is not surprising that it contained several mistakes- namely, 1.Her father was Edwin Thomas Oakley, NOT Thomas Oakley. 2. She was born at Shooters Hill, Clive, Shropshire, not Manchester. 3. She had been in Victoria for 75 years, not 98, which was her age.

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