There could be a Runcorn connection here; I've managed to get hold of my great great grandfathers birth certificate and the Requisitionto Registrars for Certificates at Birth.BUT there are some discrepancies between the two:
The requisition is dated 3rd november 1890 and is a request for the birth certificate of Thomas "Albeson", it states that he was born at 14 Edgerton Street, Runcorn on 4th March 1880. It is signed "Joseph Albeson" and his address at that time was 140 Boardman Lane, Rhodes, Middleton and his occupation was a Printwork Labourer.
Now then, the actual copy of the birth certificate (and it does state on it that it is a copy) is dated the next day, 4th November 1890.It's number is 370, it states that Thomas was born at 12 Egerton Street, Runcorn on the 4th March 1880, the father was Joseph "Albiston" and mother Margaret Albiston (formerly Davies).Joseph at that stage was a Mariner.The informant was Margaret Albiston of 12 Egerton Street, she signed with a cross ( she obviously couldn't read and write).The registrar was a Henry Coleburn and the birth was first registered on 6th April 1880.
Confused yet?So am I!I do suspect though that Margaret went to request the certificate and because she couldn't read or write, someone else filled it in getting the name wrong and possibly the house number.She also collected the copy of the certificate the following day because she signed it with a cross.I think the information on the certificate is probably correct because it would have been copied from the original.
Any other ideas?I hope this all makes sense.That's all the information I have. does it ring bells for anyone?