Age interpretation on Burial record
I'm doing a burial batch from St. Luke Chelsea Middlesex. In the age column, there are some strange notations for many people at the age of their death, such as 9/52, 2/13, 1/6... What do these mean? 9/52= 9 years and 52 days? Then there are other notated ages such as 4 1/2, which I assume is 4.5 years old?
Image Name 004030966_00322
Batch ID MSNW-FXN
It is hard to know what this one is. It does not matter though. If it is not in the years column then it is an incomplete year so is estimated downwards to the nearest year. This instruction is in the Field Help, deceased age, bullet point 1 : "Type the age in years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year."0
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
9/52 is usually 9 weeks old. 1/6 is probably 60 days. I have no idea what 2/13th is (they could have been using a 13 month calendar depending on the time of the image, which would be 2 months old), but I think you would be safe to index these fractions as 0.1