Author Topic: Burial Info. Baby or Adult  (Read 557 times)

Offline CaroleW

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Re: Burial Info. Baby or Adult
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 23 October 16 23:43 BST (UK) »
I don't think seeing the original entry will help you.  The transcript you are looking at is taken from the original entry.  If an age had been shown - it would have been recorded.

Having given you the info re: Preece burials I decided to just pick 3 surnames out of a hat and look for Dilwyn St Mary burials on the NBI

Jones - 39 entries - 9 have ages and one has inf

Bennett - 26 entries and only one has an age shown and one has inf

Williams - 39 entries - 16 have ages - one has chd (child) and one has inf

What I am trying to say is that the majority of burial entries for this church do not have an age shown
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Offline RobertPreece2016

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Re: Burial Info. Baby or Adult
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 23 October 16 23:56 BST (UK) »
OK, yes.  That's probably more what I'm trying to find out is a pattern of how things were, or weren't recorded.
I'm only new at this and I've had some help on understanding local cultures of what happened back then. 
I wonder if back then they realised how hard it would be to trace people with the lack of recorded info, maybe that was the idea :)

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