Page:1836 (33) Registration of Births &c. A bill for registering Births Deaths and Marriages in England.djvu/7

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Child, so far as the same may be known, and the name of the Vessel wherein the Birth took place; and shall, on the arrival of such Vessel in any Port of the United Kingdom, or by any other sooner opportunity, send the said Certificate through the Post Office to the Registrar-General, who shall keep the same, with the other Registers, according to the provisions of this Act.

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Births, after Fifteen Days, to be registered before the Superintendent Registrar.
And be it Enacted, That after the expiration of Fifteen Days following the day of the Birth of any Child, it shall not be lawful for any Days, to be Registrar to register such Birth, save as hereinafter is next mentioned: Provided, That in case the Birth of any Child shall not have been registered according to the provisions hereinbefore contained, it shall be lawful for any Person present at the Birth of such Child, at any time within Six calendar Months next after the Birth, on production of the Child before the Registrar and Superintendent Registrar of the District in which the Birth shall have happened, to declare upon oath, or solemn affirmation, in cases in which by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath (which Oath or Affirmation the Superintendent Registrar is authorized to administer) the particulars required to be known, touching the Birth of such Child, according to the best of his or her knowledge and belief; and it shall thereupon be lawful for the said Registrar then and there, in the presence of the Superintendent Registrar, to register the Birth of the said Child, according to the information of the Person making the said declaration; Provided nevertheless, That in every such case the Superintendent Registrar before whom the said declaration is made, shall sign the entry of the Birth as well as the Registrar; and for every such Registry as last aforesaid, the Superintendent Registrar shall be entitled to have a fee of Two Shillings and Sixpence; and the Registrar, over and above the fee hereinafter enacted in respect of every Birth registered by him, shall be entitled, unless the delay shall have been occasioned by his default, to have a fee of Two Shillings and Sixpence, from the Person requiring the same to be registered; and no Register of Births shall be given in evidence to prove the Birth of any Child, wherein it shall appear that Fifteen Days have intervened between the day of the Birth and the day of the Registration of the Birth of such Child, unless the entry shall be signed by the Superintendent Registrar; and every Person who shall knowingly register, or cause to be registered the Birth of any Child, otherwise than hereinbefore is last mentioned, after the expiration of Fifteen Days following the day of the Birth of such Child, shall forfeit and pay for every such offence a sum not exceeding Fifty Pounds.

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Births not to be registered after Six Months
And be it Enacted, That after the expiration of Six calendar Months Births not to following the day of the Birth of any Child, it shall not be lawful for after six any Registrar to register tho Birth of such Child, and no Register of Births

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