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Registering a death - need to know

Peter Jones, Director of Heritage Will Writers, had to register a death recently.

Here he lists the information required when you contact the appropriate local authority (local council) to register a death.

  1. Full name of the deceased;
  2. Any other names by which the deceased was known;
  3. Current address;
  4. Date of birth and age at death;
  5. Where the deceased was born: city and county;
  6. Where the death occured: address or hospital;
  7. Last known occupation;
  8. Marital status of the deceased;
  9. Full name of spouse (if married);
  10. Maiden surname if married woman;
  11. Name of the funeral director;
  12. Burial or cremation.

See also this helpful article.

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