1939 Anomaly

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  1. Brentor boy

    Brentor boy Well-Known Member

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    Maria Jane Johnson, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Ann (Davies) Johnson.
    Gro Index. Johnson, Maria Jane. 1886 March Q Pontypridd. Mmn Davies.
    1901. Living with parents. Age 15
    1906. Married John Winter. Declared age 21.
    1919. John Winter living 40 Glynrhonnda Street, Treorchy. (Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity)
    1948.Death of John Winter. Living 40 Glynrhondda Street.
    14 Feb 1951. Death of Maria Jane Winter. Aged 65.

    BUT. 1939 Maria Jane Winter. Born 9 Dec 1892. Living 40 Glynrhondda Street.

    Any possible explanations for the anomaly in year of birth?
     
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    I can only think that it is just a transcription error. My Grandad has the incorrect year of birth against his entry.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I've been looking at a lot of 1939 Register entries lately, and the amount of entries with the wrong year of birth is quite amazing.
     
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