I've just today come into two families, one 1901 & one 1911 who are on both of my parents sides of the family.
The ages are slightly off in both of them compared with what I had before (locations also).
However, there's several names in both which I have and the ages while appearing incorrect are almost the right amount of years apart.
Would it be common for the ages to be off ?
For example, in one of them, my GG Grandfather is listed as being 42 in 1901 therefore, born in 1859. I know he died on the 24th April 1916 - yes, *that* date (shot through the throat). Which puts him at 57 at death.
However a medical report from his job in 1915 has his stated age at 50 & his death certificate has him listed at 60