I'm transcribing and tabulating some inscriptions from our local churchyard. Some are easy: "... who departed this life on the 8 of June 1801 Aged 72 Years". That means, I think, that she died on or after her 72nd birthday, and before her 73rd birthday.
Others give me pause for thought. "She Departed this Life June ye 4th 1743 in ye 22nd year of her Age". Should I understand that to mean that she died on or after her 21st birthday, and before her 22nd birthday, so she was 21 when she died? Given that someone who died "in the first year of her life" would die before her first birthday?
I'm aware that these ages are often wrong anyway, but I'd like to do something consistent with other people's work.