The Rev. John EVANS 1752 - 1822
Born 19th July 1752, Caerleon
Died 1822, buried at Caerleon 9 July 1822
John and Elizabeth had at least three children who lived to adulthood.
John was baptized the last day of Old Style, 2 Sept.1752: the following day was 14 September. (See below)
John became Vicar of St Woollos, Newport, Monmouthshire in 1783. His entries in the registers there cease 23 Nov. 1817.
On the north wall of the chancel of Caerleon Church is a stone to Elizabeth’s memory.
Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) indicate a dating system from before and after a calendar change, respectively.
Usually this is the change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar as enacted in various European countries between 1582 and the twentieth century.
In England, Wales, Ireland and Britain's American colonies, there were two calendar changes, both in 1752. The first adjusted the start of a new year from Lady Day (25 March) to 1 January (which Scotland had done from 1600), while the second discarded the Julian calendar in favour of the Gregorian calendar, deleting 11 days from the calendar for September 1752 to do so. To accommodate the two calendar changes, writers used dual dating to identify a given day by giving its date according to both styles of dating.
For some people this was quite distressing as they thought they were being swindled out of twelve days of their life.
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