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Amendments to 1939 register

Postby phsvm » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:50 pm

The 1939 register lists Beryl J Smith dob 29 July 1926 living at Clitherow Avenue, Ealing.

Written above her surname in green ink is the word ANDREWS, some numbers and letters and what looks like a date 18.1.76.

Further up the page Ethel Monger has the word BURTON written above her surname.

I thought initially this was an indication of married surnames but it doesn't appear to be.

I know there is a tradition for the Head of MI6 to use green ink but I can't imagine that he was going through the register and marking these individuals out as potential spies!

Can anyone enlighen me as to what these amendments mean?
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Re: Amendments to 1939 register

Postby peter kent » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:16 pm

They are married names - you can easily check with FreeBMD.

The register was used by the NHS and was maintained until about 1990 (but not necessarily consistently). I don't know of any guide to help to interpret the various manuscript notes.
Also see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help ... -register/
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Re: Amendments to 1939 register

Postby ksouthall » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:48 pm

They could also signify name changes after divorce, cohabitation, or a change of name by deed poll (or just informally).
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Re: Amendments to 1939 register

Postby phsvm » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:05 pm

Thanks for the clarification. I'd thought they were married names but when I checked on FreeBMD and FMP I couldn't find a marriage between Beryl and a Mr Andrews.

For anyone who is interested I have just found these 2 articles by Peter Calver of Lost Cousins which give a lot of background to the regsiter and how to get the most out of it.

http://1939register.info
https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters ... pecial.htm
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Re: Amendments to 1939 register

Postby Guy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:27 pm

phsvm wrote:The 1939 register lists Beryl J Smith dob 29 July 1926 living at Clitherow Avenue, Ealing.

Written above her surname in green ink is the word ANDREWS, some numbers and letters and what looks like a date 18.1.76.

Further up the page Ethel Monger has the word BURTON written above her surname.

I thought initially this was an indication of married surnames but it doesn't appear to be.

I know there is a tradition for the Head of MI6 to use green ink but I can't imagine that he was going through the register and marking these individuals out as potential spies!

Can anyone enlighen me as to what these amendments mean?


From the entries I have seen a name change on marriage is normally carried out in blue ink, a name change in the case of a minor when his/her mother re-marries is in green ink a correction of an error in red ink and some other changes made in black pencil but I don't know the implication of these.

The green and blue ink changes normally have a date of notification nearby in the same colour ink.

Note not all name changes after marriage are recorded I have an aunt who married in 1963 (many years before 1991 when the NHS finished updating the 1939) but her change of name was never recorded

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