Re: Ancestry 1841 Census
- From: Phil C. <philstoxicwaste@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:42:46 +0100
On 21 Apr 2006 21:44:09 -0700, "A. Gwilliam"
Maloney Empire wrote:
With regard to ages, I read somewhere (can't remember) that they were
rounded down by 5 years in the earlier ones, someone please correct me if I
am wrong and point me in the right direction.
For the 1841 census, ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest
multiple of 5. Ages up to and including 15 were recorded as an exact
However, there are exceptions where ages weren't rounded, and probably
also cases where they were rounded incorrectly. I wouldn't even be
surprised if some got rounded down twice!
I've got a feeling that some of mine have been rounded up to 15 and 20
rather than down - perhaps a tired enumerator got confused or bored.
And I bet my 4xg grandmother was pleased that relationships weren't
recorded. She's down as being 40 while her son, who was staying with
her at the time, is down as 30. He was actually 33. She got married in
1807 - obviously a child bride, ahem ahem. A likely story!