Eighteenth Century Quaker birth certificate

Image of a Quaker birth certificate from the Eighteenth Century that has been at the Thackray Medical Museum since 1997.

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This is a birth certificate from 1796 registering the birth of a Martha Juxon. It is a common Quaker practice to record births in this style, with a pre-printed certificate to be filled in and signed by witnesses to the birth.

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This image reads: On the Nineteenth Day of the Tenth Month, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Six was born in Birmingham in the Parish of Birmingham in the County of Warwick unto Nicholas Juxon Button maker of Birmingham and Elizabeth his wife, a Daughter whom they named Martha.
We, who were present at the said Birth, have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereof.
Margaret Pearson
Robert Ward Manmidwife

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Another example of a Quaker birth certificate of a similar time period can be found here.

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