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by Currie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Thanks Anne, I found a couple more of these stories lying about, which I’ll post as well. I think we’ve seen some cases like the first one on the forum, where the informant gave the wrong generation as the parent. Perhaps they were a bit hard of hearing. The second case is rather unusual and would b...
by Currie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Dundee Courier, Saturday, February 11, 1939 WOMAN AND DAUGHTER HEAVILY FINED Abetted False Registration of Births The trial of E******** M‘D***** or R*** and her daughter, E******** R*** or M‘C****, charged with having aided and abetted 22 girls or women to give false addresses when registering birt...
by Currie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Dundee courier, Thursday, February 9, 1939 MOTHER SAYS SHE FOUGHT NURSE IN STREET ACCUSED WOMAN’S CRY FROM DOCK A mother, giving evidence in Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday, alleged she was prevented taking her baby from the nursing home where it was born because she refused to have it adopted. She ...
by Currie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Dundee Courier, Wednesday, February 8, 1939 MAN SAYS HE WAS TOLD TO “DENY GIRL” WOMEN ACCUSED OF FALSE BIRTH REGISTRATION Hearing of charges against two women under the False Oaths Act in relation to the registration of births was continued in Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday. E******** M’D***** or R...
by Currie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Thanks Anne, Sarah, Wilma and Meg. The next, and last, story in this series is again from the 1930s, and concerns a nursing home, and the prosecution of its owners. It gives a bit of insight into adoptions at that period. As it is relatively recent names have been modified to protect the relatives. ...
by Currie
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Thanks S, M, A, & W. It looks like I’ve been down this Breach of the Registration Act track before, in 2012. I had completely forgotten. It seems like yesterday. Well not really, because I can remember yesterday. That’s eight years ago. I’m sure I was sixteen years younger then. http://www.talkingsc...
by Currie
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Thanks M, A & S. Just to give an idea of what a 25s Christmas fine, not to mention the expenses, meant to poor Margaret MacBeath in 1856. Stonemasons were demanding 27s per week instead of 24s. A railway company employee earned 26s per week. A woman operating a sewing machine, if just learned could ...
by Currie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Thanks Annette and Anne. There’s a variety of court cases this week. Some treated fairly leniently, others treated extremely harshly. Stirling Observer, Thursday, June 28, 1855. Breaches of the Registration of births, &c. Act.—The following parties have been charged before the Sheriff, with breaches...
by Currie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 482

Breach of the Registration Act.

Breach of the Registration Act. When civil registration was introduced to Scotland in 1855 things started off fairly smoothly, except for births. According to the First Detailed Annual Report of Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Scotland:— “As Registration was comparatively new to S...
by Currie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIVORCE RECORDS
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: DIVORCE RECORDS

Thanks Annette, I didn’t know that. Depending on where you live you may also have free access to old and more recent British newspapers. These can contain interesting, and newsworthy, and newspaper selling, stories of various scandalous and otherwise goings on, named or nameless, surrounding divorce...