Friday, January 22, 2016

1712 Baptism Record for Mary Munn

From the Tyler Index to Parish Registers, 1538-1874; Frank Watt Tyler. The Tyler Collection. Canterbury, Kent, England: The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies:

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It is important to recognize that the baptism date for Mary Munn is recorded as 1711/2 Jan 4, and to understand that between 1582 and 1752, two calendars were in use in Europe (and in European colonies).
To avoid misinterpretation, both the "Old Style" and "New Style" year was often used in English and colonial records for dates falling between the new New Year (January 1) and old New Year (March 25), a system known as "double dating" and are usually identified by a slash mark [/] breaking the "Old Style" and "New Style" year as seen in the above record.
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