Could there be a mistake?

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  1. The Artful Dodger

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    Looking at burials in Westwood Wiltshire, I have found page #69. There are 8 on the page and the number of the one that interests me is #548 Ann Tadd - 8 February 1881.

    Free BMD has the following:
    Ann Tadd - age 70 - Bradford W. vol. 5a page 96 Mar. 1880

    Ann is the mother in law of a 1st cousin - not really wanting to order the cert. but would like her correct death year. I think the Church is correct - but her husband had died in 1852 and the informant gave her age as 70.
    All I know is that she was named Ann Mizen and was baptised in South Wraxall, Wiltshire 28 March 1813 parents Jonathan and Betty.

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    FMP has transcriptions - one for 1880 and one for 1881.

    Ancestry has the originals and I can see why it is a bit confusing. The first three on the page are for 1880. 1881 starts on the fourth line - no. 584 for Ann Tadd. There are only three entries for 1881, then it jumps to 1883 (so one page covering three years).

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    Been looking at other records to see if I can pinpoint an age but so far am striking out - maybe she just didn't know!!
    1] Details of baptism that I had may be wrong - see post #1 - as the 1851 census HO107/1840/61/12 has Ann [age 35] living with husband John [age 46], 9 children [aged 19 down to 1] and her father SIMON.
    2] For the 1861 census - RG9/1298/79/5 - has 4 of her children living together [no sign of Ann. Census held night of 7/8/ April.
    3] The reason for Ann's absence is that on 25 March 1861 she was convicted of Larceny and sentenced to 3 months in prison. There is no age for her on the record. She was convicted of theft of 2 bushels of beans from James MIZEN for whom she worked - was James related to her.
    4] For the 1871 census - RG10/1924/98/14 - Ann is living in Westwood with just 2 of her children and a grandson. She works as an Ag. Labourer and gives her age as 55.
     

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