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    Re: Interesting way of numbering years, early 18th century
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2023 Sep 17, 13:50 -0700

    Robin Stuart you wrote: "I wondered whether this strange notation might be associated with some sort of calendar change. The explanation seems to be contained here. By chance both of the deceased died in the period of ambiguity from 1 January to 24 March."

    Thank you for the pointer. This just shows what a wonderful forum NavList is.  I must admit that I was very hesitant about posting the OS/NS photographs.  It hardly seemed celestial related.  It might have just been the monumental mason suffering from cognitive decline, but I couldn’t help wondering if there was good reason for writing the year the way it was, which I wasn’t familiar with.  As date is most important in deciphering historical navigation records, then my question turned out to be ‘on topic’ after all, proving the adage ‘there’s no such thing as a stupid question.  It turned out a bit like the recent ‘lighting up time for cyclists’ conundrum, very educational.  I can see I'm going to be spending a lot more time reading gravestones in future.  DaveP

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