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Subject: Re: Calendar
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 04:08:48 EDT
> 15 Mar 1734/5. So my understanding from that reference is that Stephen would
> have been born in 1735, just as James died Feb 1687/8?
Here is what I found posted in the past about the different calendar dates.
"Prior to 1752 the Enlish speaking world used the Julian calendar, not the
March 25th was the FIRST day of the New Year.March was the FIRST month.
January and February are often written with a double year i.e. 1732/3. 1732
being the Julian year and 1733 the Gregorian year.
You must remember to convert dates written in LONGHAND prior to 1752.The 25th
day of the 5th month of 1732 is NOT 25 May 1732, but 25 July 1732.The 7th,
8th, 9th, and l0th months are September, October, November, andDecember which
is the source of their names.
"What is obvious but not mentioned in the above is that January and February
are the 11th and 12th months of the previous year.
Personally, I enter what ever is on the document. Then, I can note the
conversion date in my notes.
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