Author Topic: Reed [Read] christenings in Jevington 1670-1680  (Read 1391 times)

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Re: Reed [Read] christenings in Jevington 1670-1680
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 13 June 17 00:43 BST (UK) »
It would be 1673/74.

Might Jane's father have left a will?  And if so, did he helpfully die after her marriage and name her and her husband?

Nell

Hi Nell

Yes I think he might have left one. I have found a Will for a couple of the Reed family but not been able to obtain copies yet.

Matt

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 13 June 17 00:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Matt

The modern day calendar (Gregorian) didn't begin in Gt Britain until 1752,  before this the first day of the year was Ladyday ( 1st March).

So she was baptised 8 July 1673 - the following Feb would still be 1673 using the old style calender - the 1st March a few weeks later would be 1674.

Hope I haven't muddled the waters - here's a link, explain better than I can :)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar

Hiya

Thanks for confirming that. I thought that it was Feb 1673/74 but just wanted to double check. This certainly helps me out.

Thanks again

Matt