Find your ancestors in Kent, Lydd midwife's birth register 1757-1815

What can these records tell me?

The records in this collection were transcribed from the original birth register of William Waylett (1729-1815), a male midwife who practiced in Lydd and the surrounding parishes on Romney Marsh in Kent. The collection spans the years from 1757 to 1815. Unfortunately, the majority of the records are recorded without the first names of either the mother or child. Mothers in the original were recorded with their husbands’ names (e.g. Mrs John Smith).

Each result will provide you with a transcript. The amount of available information varies from record to record, but most will include the following details:

  • Last name
  • Birth year
  • Birth date
  • Sex
  • Place
  • County
  • Country
  • Father’s first name(s)
  • Mother’s first name(s)
  • Mother’s last name
  • Midwife
  • Notes – may include details of the pregnancy, delivery, mother, or payment for services.