My guess it is the code for an Institution that provided information and presumably there
is a list of somewhere of these institutions. The two instances I am aware of seem to show
that, in this case, it was a national institution, perhaps the GRO. It used to be that on
registering a birth you were given medical card to give to the doctor. Presumably this
information was sent to the NHS either by the doctor, the local office or the GRO. I am
not sure what happened with a wedding. Did you update the Doctor who then advised the NHS.
The church of England and some others could officiate but the rest needed a registrar
present. There is also a possibility that employers may have been involved as part of the
National Insurance and tax systems.
I also suspect that any records will be covered by the 100 year rule.
From: Rob Weeks [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Rob Weeks
Sent: 04 April 2018 10:07
Subject: [DEV] 1939 register
The abbreviation does seem to have been entered when a name changed - usually upon
marriage. Most abbreviations are the new enumeration area when an address was also
changed but INST 331 is clearly not and so I wondered if it could give us further
information of use if only we could interpret it. A reply from FMP says it was an
abbreviation used by NHS so I think we are back to hoping someone who was in NHS admin
pre 1992 sees this message and enlightens us. I have also contacted TNA to see if they
have further thoughts.
I think I may have cracked my original problem and have sent for a death cert thanks to
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