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From: John Lerwill <>
Subject: Re: Parish register dates
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 11:38:28

At 21:02 16/6/99 +1200, "Brian Frankpitt" <> wrote:
>I have been told that the date sequence in parish registers is as follows
>Dec1610, Jan1610, Feb1610 Mar1610, Apr1611. Is this correct and if so over
>what period did the practice occur. Hope some kind person can provide me
>with an answer. Brian (Nelson NZ)

Hello Brian......Up until 1752, which is when the current calendar started
in the U.K. I believe that (somebody prod me if I'm wrong) the rest of
Europe preceded the U.K. by some hundreds of years and therefore, was out
of step ---- Europe was out of step, of course, not the U.K. :-))

John Lerwill, London, England ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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