Most likely this is the right guy. Although the same forenames and surnames
can be numerous it would be of great coincidence for two to be in the medical
profession. Depending on the time frame it could also be a son, nephew or
cousin and then you have found another relative. It is not uncommon to get when
records are compared that ages and dates can vary as much as 10 years for the
same person throughout their life time. On any account the information from GRO
should clear up any doubts ie details such as a name you may recognize for the
person present at time of death or who the widow is.
Hope this sets your mind at ease.
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:47:52 -0800
From: "Connie Bradbury" <Bradbury(a)acsalaska.net>
Subject: Medical Practitioner
I am waiting on a death certificate for Alexander Irvine from the GRO. The
GRO wrote to confirm whether or not the one they found was relevant because
the date was different from what I gave them.
But, it said, "Alexander Irvine, at Eglinton Lodge, Irvinestown No. 1,
Irvinestown, on the 30 Dec 1879, aged 46 and a Medical Practitioner."
At that time, is a Medical Practitioner different than a Medical Doctor?
I'm wondering if there could be two different Alexander Irvines who died
about the same time.