Important explanatory note!
Before 1752, the Feast of the Annunciation celebrated on March 25th, marked the first day of the year, or what we
would call New Year’s Day, in the Julian Calendar. Since 1752, we have used the Gregorian Calendar, with New Year’s Day being on 1st January. The years in the Winteringham Parish Register
transcribed here fall within the Julian Calendar, hence the years start on March 25th, and end twelve months later on March 24th. At the end of each year, the Registers were signed by the Rector and
Churchwardens ... see these in the column headed ‘Notes’
For a further explanation, see the entry for ‘Lady Day’ in Wikipedia by clicking here.