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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, London, Borough of]
THE REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS.
The form for the weekly returns of births registered, approved by the
Registrar General, was also approved by the Borough Council as set out below.
The form for the weekly returns of deaths registered was approved by the
Borough Council in accordance with Section 28 of the Registration of Births
and Deaths Act, 1874, as are here set out—
|When and Where Born.||Name, if any.||Sex.||Name and Surname of Father.||Name and Maiden Surname of Mother.||Rank or Profession of Father.|
|Total Births||Total Deaths|
|No. in Register.||When and Where Died.||Name and Surmame.||Sex.||Age.||Rank or Profession (and previous residence of Inmates of Institutions, &c.)||Cause of Death.||Inquest Cases.||Observations.|
|Under 1 year.||1 and under 60||60 years and upwards.|
By the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1874, deaths are required to
be registered within five days of their occurrence, but births are required to be
registered within six weeks, and may remain unregistered for three months
without expense to the persons whose duty it is to give the information, unless
required by notice from the Registrar to attend and give the information.
This delay may be extended to twelve months by registering before the
Superintendent Registrar, and by paying fees to the Superintendent and
District Registrars. Beyond twelve months the express permission of the
Registrar General is required. The extent of which persons avail themselves
of this latitude appears in the following table:—