John Parry (Parish Records)

by ChrisW @, Saturday, April 16, 2016, 22:50 (3012 days ago) @ goldenfox


Just in case you were unaware!

The 1841 census recorded people's names, age, sex, occupation, and if they were born "in county". Children under 15 were to have their age recorded accurately, while those over 15 were to be rounded down to the nearest 5 years so, for example, someone aged 63 should be recorded as aged 60. However, not all enumerators followed this instruction and exact ages may have been recorded.

So the two boys listed as 15 years old would actually be between 15 and 19 at the time of the census. I am only mentioning this as John's first marriage is likely to be earlier than you first thought.

Reference your second query. Nancy is a name in it's own right, but also a diminutive of Anne. I had an Aunt named Annie Beatrice but she was always known as Nancy.


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