England parish deaths
UK, England, Diocese of Blackburn—Church of England Parish Registers, 1813–2021 [Part D][M3V4-5V6]
On this record of deaths the first person is listed as Jane, wife of William Ratcliffe. I understand that I do not put a last name for her under the deceased surname column. I understand we are NOT to assume that her last name is the same as the husband although it usually is.
Am I correct in leaving her surname "blank"?
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
You are correct. The field help says not to assume the surname from other surnames mentioned in the record. The same is shown on the example of how to index a burial register. There is no last name indexed for the deceased son, but, it is indexed with the parents name.
"Townley, Son of John & Hannah Edmondson"
Given Name: Townley Surname: <blank>
Given Name: John Surname: Edmondson
Given Name: Hannah Surname: Edmondson2
Thank you as I am doing baptismal records in the England UK records, this answered my question also. I have been correcting or leaving it blank as well.1