Pharaoh SMITH was born in Ashdon, Essex on 19th December 1837 – at 5pm. To me, this indicates that he was a twin as that is the only circumstance that I can think of where a time of birth would be given for births registered in England and Wales. However, I can find no twin registered with him. Reference: December quarter, Saffron Walden RD, volume 12, page 169 How likely is this to have been an over-eager Registrar - bearing in mind that Civil Registration was less than 6 months old? Or.... Am I looking for a missing twin? PS The twin issue was first mentioned in this thread.