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What does this mean in a burial register?
« on: Wednesday 19 September 18 13:45 BST (UK) »
I'm transcribing a burial register. This record appears in 1893. Does anyone know what is the meaning of the two numbers in the age column? What's the word in between the two numbers? Incidentally, the GRO death index records her age as 68.
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Re: What does this mean in a burial register?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 September 18 14:15 BST (UK) »
I think it is al., standing for alias, meaning ‘otherwise’. So the death cert gives her age as 68, but the vicar had another source of information stating that she was 76.

There is a person of that name in the Maldon workhouse in 1891 aged 73.

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Re: What does this mean in a burial register?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 September 18 14:19 BST (UK) »
Hello

I have seen "al" and "als" an abbreviation for also, or alias.

I would say that there are two ages for this individual going on, one age given to the Civil Authorities (The Registrar) and if a Church Burial, the age the Parish believe the person is.

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"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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Re: What does this mean in a burial register?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 19 September 18 14:40 BST (UK) »
Thank you both. I suspect if she was in the workhouse, they may not have known her exact age.
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Re: What does this mean in a burial register?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 19 September 18 14:52 BST (UK) »
I suspect if she was in the workhouse, they may not have known her exact age.

Or the workhouse may have known, but the person registering the death didn't.