Re: Birth Cert - born in ambulance

"Ken Gibb" <gibb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Tue, 1 May 2007 09:45:41 +0100, "Dave Mayall"
<dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"Ken Gibb" <gibb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Tue, 1 May 2007 07:06:53 +0000 (UTC), Peter Goodey
<TheOtherOneWorks@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Taking a similar event,
birth on board ship at sea is registered as / at next port of call.
I would assume likewise.

No it isn't!

Isn't it amazing how offensive some people can be when trying to defend an
incorrect position.

It is registered in the ships log, and then passed to the Registrar
of Shipping and Seamen on the next occasion that the ship comes into port.

Is that not what i inferred ??

No. You implied that registration occurred at the port of call.

For a UK ship, registration occured on board, and a certified copy of the
registration was conveyed to the RGSS when next the ship entered a UK port.

It is then recorded in the marine births/deaths register.

Possibly so but that is not registration -- OFFICIAL.

The 1836 act that introduced registration would disagree.

XXI. And be it enacted, That if any Child of an English Parent shall be born
at Sea on Board of a British Vessel, the Captain or Commanding Officer of
the Vessel on board of which the said Child shall have been born shall
forthwith make a Minute of the several Particulars herein-before required to
be inserted in the register touching the Birth of such Child, so far as the
same be known, and the Name of the Vessel wherein the Birth took place, and
shall, on the Arrival of such a Vessel in any Port of the United Kingdom, or
by any other sooner Opportunity, send a Certificate of the said Minute
through the Post Office to the Registrar General, who shall file the same,
and enter a Copy thereof under his hand in a Book to be kept for that
Purpose in "The General Register Office", to be called the "Marine Register
Book", and shall keep the said Book with the other Registers, according to
the Provisions of this Act.
It is not recorded as a birt/death in the RD of the relevant port.

Have you proof ??

See above. There is an act of parliament in the UK which states it

I have the CERTIFICATE to prove.

No, you have a certificate which shows that the eventy was *also* recorded
in the registers of the port of arrival.

If the Birth occured on board a British Ship bound for Australia, the
authorities in Australia would have no jurisdiction, and could not compel
registration, the authorities back in Britain had jurisdiction, and could
compel, hence the record back in the UK is definitive.