Author Topic: HELEN BARCLAY,  (Read 7768 times)

Offline AndyWatt

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Re: HELEN BARCLAY,
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 16:48 BST (UK) »
Just another thought for you - the census records from that period are all over the place when it comes to exact ages. The pre-census birth records from St. Cyrus Old Parish Records that are on Scotlandspeople are probably the most accurate source you will find for someone born or married in the St. Cyrus area of Kincardineshire at in the late eighteenth century. I found that the later Victorian census / death records do not exactly match these in all cases - ages can be several years out and names can be spelled in any number of different ways. The 1841 census is particularly confusing as people rounded their ages to the nearest five years.

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Re: HELEN BARCLAY,
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 19:09 BST (UK) »
Hello wildcats13,
     Re: 1841 Census.
     Enumerators were instructed to round down the ages of persons 15 years or over to the nearest 5 years, e.g. age 28 down to 25, age 63 down to 60. As 'Isabel H' has posted, Helen could be any age from 55 - 59 years.
                    www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?1262
     Hope the above link helps.
               Regards,     Dod.
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