Mildred Irene SILLITOE , 19051959 (aged 54 years)

Name
Mildred Irene /SILLITOE/
Given names
Mildred Irene
Surname
SILLITOE
Name
Mildred Irene /DUFF/
Type
married name
Given names
Mildred Irene
Surname
DUFF
Birth

Greg Duff has kindly supplied me with an image of this subject certificate. It clearly shows that Aaron and Louisa Ellen were registered as Mildred's parents at the time of registration. It would seem that an error was made within the NSW BDM Registry when the original record was transcribed.

Death

The parent's names included in this death registration raises issues about the birth name and therefore the parentage of Mildred.

Note

There once was conjecture that Mildred whose birth was registered as occurring on 28 January 1905 to Aaron's brother Richard, is the daughter of Aaron and Louisa. Mildred, at the time of her marriage, stated her parents were Aaron and Louisa and these are the parents' names included in her death registration.

This conjecture occurred because Mildred's birth index reference showed that Richard and Eliza registered the birth. There was another birth registration of a daughter to Richard and Eliza and that was Laurel Mary Isabell SILLITOE as 13 April 1905. It is impossible to have had two children less than three months apart.

I could not find any relevant birth registration for Aaron and Louisa around 1905. It would normally seem unusual that two brothers named a child with exactly the same name. But there is at least one other example in the Sillitoe families.

The conjecture was resolved when Greg Duff kindly provided me with an image of the birth registration. It clearly records that Aaron and Louisa Ellen registered the birth.

It would appear that a human error occurred when the record was transcribed. I will be writing to the NSW BDM Registry advising them of this error.