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Leicestershire / Re: John Pochin christening
« on: Friday 22 June 18 21:40 BST (UK)  »
I see his will is available online. I havenít read it; does it give any clues re other  family members?

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Leicestershire / Re: Gravestones at the cathedral
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 22:14 BST (UK)  »
The gravestones as they stood at the cathedral prior to their recent removal, were obviously not in their original formation. I can't see much point getting excited about the latest move when it's definitely not the first.

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The Common Room / Re: Catching syphilis
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 19:06 BST (UK)  »
---- but only during the infectious phase, and that doesn't include GPI

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The Common Room / Re: Catching syphilis
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 17:23 BST (UK)  »
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Not always, as Boris' great great etc granny found out - you can catch it from touch, i.e. nurses and physicians got it

Allegedly! Because we all know that the upper social classes would never get something like this from the more, shall we say "traditional" route, hey?!  ::)

But one other thing to remember, in all seriousness, is that not all cases of "syphilis" were actually that. It was a common condition, and I'm sure the doctors were skilled at spotting common problems - but there was no understanding of many other diseases that we know about now, and so I''m sure that some of the folk who had a diagnosis of syphilis may well have been suffering from other psychiatric or neurological problems. The bacterium which causes it wasn't discovered until 1905; the blood tests that we now use to diagnose it came later.

(I think the same about TB by the way - everyone knew it made you lose weight and cough up blood. Consequently such symptoms were attributed to TB and that may well have been correct a lot of the time. But when did you ever see a Victorian death certificate with "lung cancer" on?)

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Leicestershire / Re: Mary Barrett
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 14:12 BST (UK)  »
So not impossible.

And on Jan 31, 1790, in Church Lawford, Stephen and Elizabeth Barret baptised their daughter Mary ---

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Leicestershire / Re: Mary Barrett
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 14:03 BST (UK)  »
I know it's not a lot of help but Frances Carter (Benjamin's wife) was buried on March 15 1852,and Benjamin names his wife as Mary in his will dated 21 June 1853.

That leaves a very narrow window of time in which he could have remarried. What's the date on the marriage cert you've got, Xinia?

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The Common Room / Re: Catching syphilis
« on: Tuesday 19 June 18 12:49 BST (UK)  »
Well no - men get syphilis too, and in greater numbers than women!

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I believe that these days, the cause of death (1a on the certificate) in such a situation would detail the injury that caused the death, rather than casting aspersions about how the injury came about.

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The Common Room / Re: Catching syphilis
« on: Tuesday 19 June 18 09:44 BST (UK)  »
It's one of those diseases which can lie dormant for years, so he may have caught it in his pre-marriage days
would his wife not have caught it from him, or his kids been given it at birth? It's not a disease I've read much on.


Read back through the thread. Syphilis is only infectious at certain parts of the disease cycle.

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