Partial Transcript

Registration District: Wigan
1844 BIRTH in the Sub-district of Aspull in the County of Lancaster

When and where bornNineteenth of January 1844
Name, if anyHenry
Name and suraname of father 
Name, surname and maiden name of motherElizabeth Ball
Occupation of father 
Signature, description and residence of informantThe mark of X Elizabeth Ball
When registeredTwenty seventh of February 1844
Signature of registrarJos. Bailey
Name entered after registration[none]

[Certified copy obtained at the General Regstrar Office on 15 February 2007]

Research Notes

The birth certificate does not identify Henry’s father, indicating that he was born out of wedlock. It was customary in these circumstances for the child to take the surname of the mother.