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Offline Davedrave

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What is this age?
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:17 GMT (UK) »
I would appreciate an interpretation of the age at death of the person buried on December 30th. FindMyPast has transcribed it as 20, but this seems very unlikely, since the individual was a “Gentleman” and also there is a 2 lower down, which is quite different. Might it be 80?

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Re: What is this age?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:20 GMT (UK) »
I would definitely say that the figure is "8" - look at all the "date of ..." entries =  1813 and 1814
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Re: What is this age?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, yes I can see that it’s pretty obvious now that you’ve pointed this out.

Dave :)


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Re: What is this age?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 March 21 18:01 GMT (UK) »
Glad to have helped!

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
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Re: What is this age?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 March 21 19:47 GMT (UK) »
The handwriting has the classic downstrokes = heavy pressure on the pen, and up-strokes =  light pressure on the pen.

P.S. no tutor/teacher ever instructed a pupil to write a number two in that dodgy style.  lol.
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