Can someone with Pre 1500 cert change the birth date of Thomas Spencer

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I am working on a profile [[Spencer-895|Margaret  (Spencer) Cowper (abt.1518-)]]  for OT2, and have discovered her father [[Spencer-4649|Thomas  Spencer (bef.1518-)]]  has had his dob set for her birth year (albeit with the before tagged).  It would be good if it could be changed to be more accurate - I assume the person who created him was not pre 1500 certified.

Thanks in advance

Jules Harris

WikiTree profile: Thomas Spencer
in Genealogy Help by Jules Harris G2G6 (8.5k points)
You should be able to edit the date and save it ("before 1518" is not pre-1500), but I don't see that his profile has a date of birth (so "before 1518", same as his wife, seems a reasonable guess to me).
Hi Liz, it is not his wife that he shares a date with, but his daughter, hence my question to get it altered by 20 years.  I can override the problem, but 1518 is clearly not his dob if he is the correct father (which I think he is from research that I have done, at least his name is correct, and his place of death is consistent.

Thanks for your attention
If the "before" button has been clicked, then probably the original person had no idea of his birthdate (not necessarily that they weren't pre-1500-certified).

"Before" means "before".  Do not ignore it.  The only other way would be to guesstimate 20 years before.  Some people loathe guesstimating, and will not do it.

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