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 Civil Registration 1836/37.
                                                The Births and Deaths Registration Act 1836 paved the way for the appointment of a Registrar General for England and Wales and set up the General Register Office(GRO). Obviously, the Registrar General couldn't travel around the country personally hunting down births and deaths, So a structure of civil registration districts was established. The Poor Law Union the unions were run by a board of poor law guardians.
                   From the 1st July 1837, births and deaths were meant to be registered in the area or district in which they took place,In addition to being recorded at the church if baptism or burial was performed there. The local registrar would send all material evidence/ documents to the superintendent registrar ,who would keep records for 3 months then send everything to The Registrar General at the GRO where entries from all over England and Wales were collated. Then you had the Age of The Marriage Act of 1929,
                  The Age Of Marriage Act of 1929 raised the age at which a couple could marry with the consent of the bride and/ or groom's parents to 16 years for both men and women, Until then, girls aged 12 or above and boys aged 14 or over could marry with their parents consent . The minimum age at which people could marry without their parents consent was 21.
                   As far as deaths are concerned, the original Act of 1836 required a death certificate before a burial took place. The 1874 Act stipulated that deaths had to be registered within 5 days, usually by a relative, and required a doctor's certificate. If the death was referred to a coroner, a post mortem was performed or an inquest took place.