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Change in the Calender - 1752

jon attwood

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the calendar change only occurred on that date in Britain, so if you are dealing with any foreign documents it may be worth checking when their calendar change happened (there may even be some countries still using the old calendar) Russia for instance was still using the old calendar in the early 20th century..
The date differences can lead to some strange things, for instance I have a stamp collection which contains some postcards that appear to have arrived before they were sent, they only had to travel 3 or 4 miles but crossed a border between countries using different calendars so the despatch postmarks are several days after the arrival ones, mail travelling the opposite direction appeared to have taken an excessive time to arrive.
I wonder if people migrating from one country to another would have adjusted their birthdates to account for the calendar difference? could present some real problems to those of us with overseas ancestry.

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Hi

People often wonder why an ancestors sibling was born in April 1733 but bruied in February 1733? It is because the new year started on the 25th March.

When the new calendar was introduced, 14 days in September 1752 were omitted on purpose.

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Unfortunately that page contains inaccuracies, Scotland for example moved New Years day to January 1st in 1600 not 1752.

It should also be noted the contraction Dec’d is short for Deceased.

For accurate dates download the free accurate calendar Calisto.
http://homepages.tesco.net/~jk.calisto/calisto/index.htm

The main effect today is the tax year begins on the 5th of April (24th March + 12 days)
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