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clarifiction of ages on 1841 census
« on: Tuesday 07 March 06 10:44 GMT (UK) »
can some one put me right on this is it right that on early census ages for children were roundered up

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Re: clarifiction of ages on 1841 census
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 March 06 11:58 GMT (UK) »
Audrey I think that is was those over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years

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Re: clarifiction of ages on 1841 census
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 March 06 12:01 GMT (UK) »
yes
 thanks I thought I had read that some where about 1841 census just couldn't remember if it was up or down

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Re: clarifiction of ages on 1841 census
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 March 06 05:56 GMT (UK) »
And just to confuse us some enumerators put exact age instead of rounding down

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Re: clarifiction of ages on 1841 census
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 March 06 20:08 GMT (UK) »
It was adults ages which were rounded down, the children up to the age of 15 should have the correct age on.

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Re: clarifiction of ages on 1841 census
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 March 06 13:06 GMT (UK) »
I think maybe the correct approach to the ages shown on the 1841 census could be described as flexible and cautious!

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Re: clarifiction of ages on 1841 census
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 March 06 14:58 GMT (UK) »
I have somone would have been 20 and 6months
1841 Census gives as 15.
No wonder I rejected at first
HOwever he was just a couple of houses from future wife's family's house (though she was away)

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Re: clarifiction of ages on 1841 census
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 March 06 17:24 GMT (UK) »
Dont you just hate the 1841 - it has lead me a merry dance that is for certain

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