owlinaus wrote:I just checked the 1939 register and the Marshalls are gone so the mystery deepens. I have a feeling she may have lied about her age or an error on marriage certificate as I have lead on a Doris Marshall born in 1922 which some of the facts match what i know. Thanks to all for the answers.
In the course of my Ancestry Research in Recent Years I have been Very Surprised to find that Dates of Birth shown on the 1939 Register are not correct in many of my Relatives Records.
I have come to conclude not to take dates of birth in the Register as Gospel anymore.
It was not completed by the Householder but rather a visiting Enumerator who may have misheard or miss transcribed or the person lied about their age or genuinely didn't know the exact date.
Use it as a guide with a pinch of salt.
Even Marriage Certificates don't give the Correct Age necessarily,
I`m finding people could what ever age they chose and not to view the past with 21st Century accuracy eyes.
Remember Records in the Past are not a True reflection of what happened and when,
Rather they are a Record of What People Said Happened.
I have 4 Relatives with Birth Certificates showing their Birth Dates up to 2 months
After they had been Baptized previously by the Priest.