antipodean, that Bernedette Hall looks like a very interesting poet.
In the same volume as Miriama
she had a poem called Art History
which kind of piqued my interest. (artificial history?)
Yes, Miriam Hyman died at 32 with no sign of a boyfriend.
Her older sister projects an equally virginal image in the media, with no sign of a partner.
In contrast to, say, vicsim Benedetta Ciaccia who is portrayed through her various boyfriends, Miriam Hyman does seem like a bit of a virgin Mary
.Public records supporting fakery
The backstopping is pretty intricate for Miriam Hyman.
There are what appear to be kosher records for Miriam's parents' marriage and her and her sister's birth, from the England & Wales Birth and Marriage Indices:
(available on ancestry.co.uk)
[edit: the table below just shows fragments of the records, to save space - see posts below this one.
For the marriage records the first column is the christian name, second is spouses surname and third is the location.
For birth records, the surname is at the top left of the list - sometimes off the page in the examples below. The first column is christian name, the second mother's maiden name and theird is location, 4th is a reference number)
That would appear to be strong evidence against vicSimhood
But i contend that that these records are by no means infallible.
My suspician is that since at least WW2, the records have been purposely adulterated with fake identities for fraudsters to "harvest" at their convenience.Operation Mincemeat - Somerset House and the Royal Society of Literature
The British secret intelligences pulled off a very successful fakery event called Operation Mincemeat, during WW2.
(A deception well documented, seen the the book Operation Mincemeat by Times Journalist, Ben Macintyre)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mincemeat
They created a fake person called Major William Martin to be fake-drowned.
His backstory had him born in Cardiff in 1907.
No records exist for this non-existent person (I’ve looked), although they took great care with other details, even a fake girlfriend played by an MI5 actress.
BUT, with the success of Operation Mincemeat, it must have occurred to them that as an investment for enhanced fakery in the future, they could pepper the birth and marriage records with fake identities. Why not?
Between 1837 and the early 1970s, the public records were kept in Somerset House.http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/
This is the same building which houses the Royal Society of Literature
Elsewhere I have argued that successful novelists such as Ian McEwan
are possibly entrusted with creating or developing fake characters for fake events.
(He is, of course, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since 1983.)
While I don’t know the exact dynamics ? writers sneaking along the corridors to furtively fiddle with the birth records, or an insider at the registrar’s office keeping writers abreast of what fake names are available to play with
? having shared the same building suggests a strong possibility for covert co-operation.
(I am not certain which years they shared the same building as the archives have been moved to Kew in west London, but there is no reason why they still couldn’t co-operate.)The Arts establishment spamming up the birth records
I seriously think the arts establishment has a privileged access to the records, enabling manipulation.
Ian McEwan’s bizarre episode, of finding his long-lost brother in 2007.
The paper trail backs up McEwan's story (as long as you accept his mother's story that she lied about the child's father - she said he was the son of Ernest Wort rather than David McEwan) - Yes, pretty complicated.http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2007/jan/1 ... .booksnews
Personally I simply find the story too bizarre to believe. So the fact that the records (albeit records based on McEwan's mother's supposed lies) makes me suspect that the records were manipulated.The many Khan clones spamming up the birth records:
There must be many examples of the public records based on people lying about their babies or their marriages (as with McEwan's mother)
But let me share a couple of oddities:
Through serendipity, when I went to look at the birth records of Natasha Khan (pop star Bat for Lashes), I found a number of blatantly fake identities in the records.
One family has 3 sons all named John Blithe Khan
The reason I came across this virtual impossibility is because their father is named Khan, and their mother Butler - the same rare cross-cultural combination as Natasha Khan, the popstar. (pretty weird)
Is this because they were bereaved with their 1st two sons?
No! No death records for any John Blithe Khans in the UK.
Another family has 2 daughters both named Danielle Natasha Khan
Once again, either a parent has gone bonkers or the birth records are peppered with unlikely fake identities:
Is it because the first one died? No!
Unless there is something about Khans that I don't know, these examples simply show fakers spamming up the birth records with potentially useful identities! Conclusion
I don't want to ignore the public records and archives that support the existence of people who appear to be sims. But I don't trust them either.