Re:Ages in 1841 Census
- Lynn wrote:
> Can someone tell me if the 1841 census was rounded up to the nearestAges up to 15 were supposed to be given exactly. Ages above that were
> 5 or 10 or rounded down,
supposed to be rounded down (ie a 23-year-old would be listed as 20).
But there are many "wrong" entries.
> if it's down I've a problem to solve like my granddad x3 married an 11Just as they were not particulary bothered about spelling of names,
> year old
people at that date were not so hung up about exact ages - "11" may have
been someone's best guess. And an 11-year old bride, while distasteful
way of thinking, was not impossible. Up until 1929, the official
ages were 14 for a man and 12 for a woman.