If I have a Quaker date that only lists one year and is in the eleventh or twelfth month, should I assume it is Julian year and not Gregorian?
For example, see this entry:
Which Ancestry.com shows as having these details:
- Name: John Wright
- Birth Date: 4 Jan 1716
- Birth Date on Image: 04 Eleventh 1716
- Birth Place: Chester, Pennsylvania
- Father: James Wright
- Mother: Mary Wright
- Event Type: Birth
- Monthly Meeting: New Garden Monthly Meeting
- Historical Meeting Data: Search for this monthly meeting in the 'Quaker Monthly Meetings Index'
- Yearly Meeting: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
- Title: Minutes, 1746-1768
- Meeting State: Pennsylvania
- Meeting County: Chester
Source Citation: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 339.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data:
- Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
- North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hege Friends Historical Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina.
- Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.
- Haverford, Quaker Meeting Records. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Description: This collection of Quaker meeting and vital records is one of the first of its kind. These records from monthly meetings have been brought together to form the most extensive searchable online database.
That original document has an entry that reads:
John Wright (Son of James Wright & Mary his wife) was born Ye (the) 4th day of the 11th month 1716
So John is born January (eleventh month) 4, 1716 Julian and January 4, 1717 Gregorian, right?