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    I need a death certificate for my grandfather but do not know the year he died? Maybe between 1981-1985

    I have been to the GRO website but it asks for his age at death and also his death date and I really do not know these. I do know the road and town he died on though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyfireblade View Post
    I need a death certificate for my grandfather but do not know the year he died? Maybe between 1981-1985

    I have been to the GRO website but it asks for his age at death and also his death date and I really do not know these. I do know the road and town he died on though

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    look on FreeBMD or you could give us his name and we could help you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandyhall View Post
    look on FreeBMD or you could give us his name and we could help you
    Give us his name.
    FreeBMD is still a work in progress and the years 1981-1982 are still far from complete, and only very few (if any) records have been transcribed for 1983, the last year covered by the site.
    Full name, where he died (just the town) are essential details. An idea of how old he might have been would be helpful. Do you know the name of his wife, and when and where she might have died? Do you know how many children they had, and approximately when the first one was born - only give us a name if that person is deceased as we do not allow living persons to be named. The more clues you can give us, the better we can (hopefully) help.

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    Default I may have found him

    https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/infor...bmd_1525739307

    But his DOB on birth cert is 24/06/1912 and he died in Telscombe cliffs, peachaven, east sussex. This record suggests his death was registered in Lewis (6 miles away), but doesnt have exact date and DOB 21/06/1912

    Confused? Is there no date of death on a death certificate?

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    Yes, dates of death are given on death certificates. FreeBMD (and the GRO Index from where the FreeBMD details come from) is just that - an index.
    Dates of birth on death certificates are dependent on how well the informant knew the deceased, and it's quite common to find dates differing by a few days, months, or even a couple of years.
    Sounds as if he's the one though because Peacehaven is in the Lewes registration district.
    You can order a copy of the death certificate direct from the East Sussex registrar's office https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/commun...tration/copies or the GRO
    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/
    East Sussex also seem to ask for the date of death, but (just as with the GRO) there's a phone number so you could ask if that is a mandatory requirement. (You know the quarter and year in which in the death was registered, plus the name is not as common as John Smith so in my opinion there shouldn't be a problem. However, jobsworths are alive and seemingly thriving nowadays.)

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