Eversholt Burials

The spreadsheet below can be used to look up entries in the Eversholt Parish Register for burials. Much kudos to Sandy Richardson for data entry! But then EJW go this hands on the spreadsheet, so all the mistakes are probably his.

This table still needs work, but is a start.
“Original Date” is the date of burial stated in the parish register. For dates before 14 September 1752, the registers use the Julian Calendar. From that date on, they use the Gregorian Calendar. The “Original Calendar” column tells which calendar was in use. The “Extended Gregorian Date” is the date of burial expressed as though today’s Gregorian calendar had always been in use. This helps when comparing two dates to find out which is earlier, or in working out the day of the week, since the spreadsheet can only compute with the Gregorian Calendar. The “day” column tells what day of the week the burial occurred on.
“Deceased Name” gives the name of the person who was buried. Some people aren’t given first names, but called “Widow smith”, for example. This appears only to apply to women! Some posh people are gentrified with a “Mr” or “Mrs” honorific. “Deceased base” tells if the person was listed as “base”, or the child of a woman who was not married. It also notes entries listed as unbaptised or who were paupers. “Deceased gender” is male or female, which is sometimes listed in teh register but mostly here has been guessed by looking at the name. “Deceased status” might be widow, child, infant, youngman (teenager?) or, in one of the latest burials, widower.
Husband, father or mother of deceased are just that. Again, honorifics like “Mr” and “gent” are quoted from the register.
“Occupation” and “Location” are sometimes given and apply to the person buried.
The BiW and CoBiW columns refer to “burial in wool”. This is all about an old protectionist act of parliament. The date under CoBiW is presumably the date on which someone swore that the corpse had been buried in wool. If a person was buried wrapped in a woollen shroud, the “BiW” column will say “w”.
You can go directly to the google spreadsheet here, or peek at it through the frame below.

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