I've read that Great Britain and its colonies used March 25th as the beginning of the numbered year until 1752. I am wondering what this meant in terms of numbering the months (e.g. January is 1 and December is 12, and today is 3/10/2017, or March 10th, 2017).
With March 25th as the first day of the year, would March 25th be 1/25 and March 24th (at the end of the year) be 13/24?
Maybe they did not associate the months with numbers as we do now. In that case, when did we start doing this?