Mismatch of Parish Records and Registered index of births. Any ideas?

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Jaynerawlings
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I have a relative in my tree with the forename 'Hollowood'. Parish registers for Holy Trinity in Shrewsbury show him listed as born 4 March 1903 parents John and Mary Beddoes.The only index of registration I can find is for 'Hollowood Beddoes Jones'. His mum Mary was a Jones and I'm not convinced that she ever married but I don't understand why the records don't match and how this would show her name when it wasn't included in the baptism entry.

Michael J Hulme
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Hello Jayne

There is no direct connection between entries in Civil Registration and entries in parish Baptism Registers.  The one is not checked against the other.  Each is simply completed according to the information given by the parent(s) which may or may not be correct.

You raise the possibility of the mother not marrying and this situation with the registration and baptism has probably got a lot to do with that.  I have a child in my research who was born before the parents were married and so was registered with the mother's surname although the father's surname was included as a second forename.  The parents married about two years later at which time the child's birth was registered a second time with the original forenames and with the father's surname so the child ended up with its second forename and surname being the same.

With the baptism a lot would depend on the vicar's knowledge of the truth and his attitude to the circumstances if he actually knew the truth.

Mike

PhilPoole
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Hi Jayne,

I couldn't find a baptism record for Hollowood on the Findmypast (FMP) website, but did find a 1910 School Log record for him, which records his name as Hollowood Jones and living at 110 Coleham, and the name of Parent or Guardian is left blank.

There is also an odd 1939 National Register record for him on FMP website. He is indexed as Female, but the actual Register is correct in recording his gender as Male!

I see his marriage, 1939 NR and  death records gives his name as Hollywood Jones. 

Regards

Phil

Jaynerawlings
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Thanks Mike,that explains why and his index name has Beddoes as his second name.They never did marry though. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Jayne

Jaynerawlings
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Hi Phil
Thanks for that.I haven't looked at school logs.Yes his name evolved to Hollywood somehow over time. What is the National Register?
Many Thanks
Jayne

PhilPoole
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Hi Jayne,

I access the 1939 National Register from the Findmypast subscription website, but can also be accessed through The National Archives, which gives a good description what it contains, why it was performed, etc.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guid...

Regards

Phil