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Burial & Death Certificates

These certificates may have been reduced in size to fit on the page and are not in scale with each other.

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A "normal" pre-civil registration burial certificate 1802.

I.E. A certified copy of an entry from a burial register


Printed Certificate of Burial 1828 produced in 1832

These printed blank certificate of burial were produced to ease the provision of copies of details recorded in burial registers as required by law prior to civil registration of deaths.


Printed Certificate of Burial 1865


A stamped hand-drawn burial certificate of an 1879 burial produced in 1881

212mm x 185mm


A Burial Certificate 1833

250mm x 201mm

Burial Plot Certificate

336mm x 210mm

This is the document granting exclusive Rights of Burial in a burial plot in perpetuity according to the regulations in force

Certificate of Registry of Death

184mm x 92mm

This is the certificate supplied free of charge by the Registrar to the person registering the death of an individual (the informant). It is the duty of the informant to give the certificate to the undertaker or other person in charge of the funeral to give the certificate to the Minister or the person who performs the funeral or religious service for the burial of the dead body.

No burial should take place before a Registrar's Certificate of Registery or Notification of Death or a Coroner's Order is produced.

Death Certificates & Uncertified copy of a Death Register Entry


Copy of a modern A4 style Death Certificate

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Copy of a1960s entry made in Death Register

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Copy of a1950s entry made in Death Register

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Copy of an entry made in a Service Departments Register

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Here is an example of the "new uncertified" copies of a death register entry.
As can be seen the image is made up of two parts cut and pasted together rather than a full page containing redactions. This provides in some ways a neater and certainly smaller image.
Note also the margins are trimmed to the columns, this would prevent any mariginal notes being excluded from the image.

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Scottish Certificates

Modern Scottish Death Certificate