Got a bit of a puzzle –
I have found a baby, born 7 May 1911, who seems to be recorded on the 1911 census in rural Nottinghamshire, England. But the census was taken on 2 Apr 1911. How is this possible?
He is listed as "unnamed baby", under one month. It looks like he was added on in a different handwriting.
Birth date is confirmed on both birth and death certificates, and 1939 Register.
As the baby is not named, I suppose it is possible that it was a different baby, but this seems unlikely as there are no likely candidates among relatives and no other male babies with this surname born in the area in that quarter.
If he was born within a few days of census date, I wouldn't have thought anything of it. But born over a month later? Is it possible the census form was not collected for over a month, or is there another logical explanation?