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The 14 next Columns contain two of the last Septenaries of years, which being the latest are first set down.
The 8 next Columns represent the 8 first years, wherein the Casualties were taken notice off.
The 5 next Columns are the 8 years from 1629 to 1636 brought into 2 Quarternions, and the 12 of the 14 last years brought into three more; that Comparison might be made between each 4 years taken together, as well as each single year apart.
The next Column contains 3 years together, taken at 10 years distance from each other; that the distant years, as well as consequent, might be compared with the whole 20, each of the 5 Quarternions, and each of the 22 single years.
The last Column contains the total of the 15 Quarternions, or 25 years.
The Number 229250 is the total of the Burials in the said 20 years, as 34190 is of the Burialsin the said 3 distant years. Where note that the 1/3 of the latter total is 11396 and the 1/20 of the former is 11462; differing but 66 from each other in so great a sum, videlicet scarce 1/200 part.
consisting of 7 Columns.
Secondly, From the year 1642 forwards the accompt of the Christnings is not to be trusted, the neglects of the same beginning about that year: for in 1642 there are set down 10370, and about the same Number several years before, after which time the said Christnings decreased to between 5000 and 6000 by omission of the greater part.
Thirdly, The several Numbers are cast up into Octo-
naries, that Comparison may be made of them as well as of single years.
taining 5 Columns.
Secondly, From 1640 to 1660 the Numbers are cast up into another total, which seems as good for comparing the Number of Males with Females, the neglect being in both Sexes alike, and proportionable.
The Tables concerning the Country-Parish, the former of Decads beginning at 1569, and continuing untill 1658, and the latter being for single years, being for the same time, are so plain, that they require no further Explanation then the bare reading the Chapter relating to them, &c.