Julian Calendar vs Gregorian Calendar

Britain did not start using our current Gregorian Calendar until 1752. Before this time the new year began on 21 March (Lady Day) rather than 1 January. So this means, for example, that if 1 January 1750 is mentioned in old records it is actually 1 January 1751 using our current calendar (some church records may state the year as “1750/1″ for dates between 1 January and 20 March to emphasize this).

Also remember that our current Gregorian calendar was 11 days out from the old Julian Calendar so in order to correct this anomaly Wednesday 2 September 1952 was immediately followed by Thursday 14 September in 1952.