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Death missing from BMD index

Postby ermin79 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:57 pm

Please can anyone find a death registration for Ellen Butler born 1816 Anderby, Lincolnshire died June? 1895

She can be found in 1891 Lincoln living with her daughter Mary Wilkinson (nee Tear) born Greetham and her son in law John Wilkinson.

I have found her burial (with daughter Mary) in Canwick Road cemetery Lincoln and the burial was on 25th June 1895, however try as I might I cannot find a corresponding death registration on freebmd or findmypast.

I have tried using Ellen / Eleanor / Helen and El*
I have used surnames BUTLER and TEAR (her previous married name)
I have searched Jun - Dec 1895

There is a death in Lincoln in 1893, this is a five year old girl.

Am I missing something obvious? Or could she have been buried without her death being registered?

Thank you for any light you could shed on this.
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Re: Death missing from BMD index

Postby meekhcs » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:01 am

The burial is recorded on FreeReg and confirms the date of 25 June 1895.
Like you I cannot find a death registration. I have tried Ancestry and GRO and played around with the surname as well as Christian name.
Registration became mandatory in the 1870s so unlikely she was buried without, especially in a city, but we have found oddities over the years.
GRO is not infallible so I suggest you try the local record office in Lincoln once life returns to normal!!
Incidentally FreeReg gives her abode as St Andrew, Portland St.


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Re: Death missing from BMD index

Postby meekhcs » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:07 am

Hate to be beaten!
Tried again on Ancestry using just surname Butler and found following:-
Mary Butler
birth year c. 1818
reg year 1895
Q a-j
Age 77
Reg District Lincoln
Vol 7a
Page 315

It all fits bar the Christian name , which was that of her daughter Mary. Perhaps registrar confused Mother and Daughter?


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Re: Death missing from BMD index

Postby ermin79 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:12 pm

Thank you so much, that registration is looking very likely.
Will order a certificate in a couple of months when things are (hopefully) back to normal.
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