district for Lingfield, Surrey

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I have checked but just need someone to confirm for me

I have the knight family born in Lingfield, Surrey but would this come under the district of Reigate as if it is the case then I have found their births earlier than what some of the census records say
WikiTree profile: Clara Gooch
in Genealogy Help by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 8 (89.0k points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett

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Depends on the date - from 1897 to 1934 Lingfield was in the Godstone registration District


Prior to that (from 1837 to 1897) it was in the East Grinstead Registration District


After 1934 it became part of Surrey South Eastern Registration District



If you link the profile or census, I can take a look and see if I can find the correct birth registration
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
selected by Steph Meredith

this is Clara knight in 1881, I shall put her link at the top although I have not sourced her profile yet

"England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q274-M7W3 : 11 December 2017), Clara Knight in household of James Knight, Lingfield (Surrey), Sussex, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 1059/24, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,464.

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Lingfield is about 4 miles north of East Grinstead and that is where Clara's birth was registered:

"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X6V-P19 : 1 October 2014), Clara Knight, 1877; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

I confirmed this is the correct Clara by looking on the GRO site (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp) which gives this Clara's mother's maiden name as Skinner. The other births for surname Knight with mother's maiden name Skinner registered in East Grinstead around this time are:

Robert, Oct-Dec 1858

William, Oct-Dec 1859

Edward, Apr-Jun 1861

Delia, Jan-Mar 1863

Edith, Aug-Sep 1864

Alfred, Oct-Dec 1866

James, Apr-Jun 1869

Thomas, Aug-Sep 1871

Jane, Aug-Sep 1874

This fits perfectly with the 1881 census that you linked, where William, Edward, James, Thomas and Jane are all living with Clara and their parents.

by Paul Masini G2G6 Pilot (406k points)
Thank you to all of you and thank for confirmation

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