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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #81 on: Thursday 30 July 15 13:38 BST (UK) »
James Ingles Hamilton, Colonel in the Scots Greys at Waterloo, led his regiment in that famous charge and had both arms cut off but still urged his mount on with the reins between his teeth until he was shot & brought down.

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #82 on: Friday 31 July 15 09:10 BST (UK) »
Phthitis pulmonaris, for any who haven't come across it on a relative's death cert, is TB or consumption.  It was a common illness in older times, sometimes because of living conditions, but could be a slow and miserable death, as Coombs' message shows.  And it was infectious. :(  It crops up on the death certs of several of my ag lab forebears.
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #83 on: Friday 31 July 15 09:15 BST (UK) »
In the same vain my grandfathers death certificate said TB and exhaustion.
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #84 on: Friday 31 July 15 12:13 BST (UK) »
Phthitis pulmonaris, for any who haven't come across it on a relative's death cert, is TB or consumption.  It was a common illness in older times, sometimes because of living conditions, but could be a slow and miserable death, as Coombs' message shows.  And it was infectious. :(  It crops up on the death certs of several of my ag lab forebears.

My 3xgreat grandfather's first wife died of phthisis and they lived in Brighton. She had to then be buried by the parish expense. He was a servant and out pensioner after 25 years as a private. Maybe the medical bills sucked him dry and he had to get the parish to bury her.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Palding
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #85 on: Friday 31 July 15 15:39 BST (UK) »
James Inglis Hamilton, Colonel in the Scots Greys at Waterloo, led his regiment in that famous charge and had both arms cut off but still urged his mount on with the reins between his teeth until he was shot & brought down.

http://www.salsburghheritagegroup.co.uk/21.html

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #86 on: Friday 31 July 15 19:25 BST (UK) »
Not as gruesome as many in this topic, but very unpleasant nonetheless, and sad too .... one of my husband's 4x great grandmothers died in the workhouse of bed sores and exhaustion :'(
CARDIFF:Lord,Griffiths,Barry,Cope,Mahoney ~ PEMBROKESHIRE:Griffiths,Rees,Owen,Thomas ~ ESSEX:Lord,Foreman,Hatch ~ SOMERSET:Lord,Cox,Hockey,Linham,Bryant ~ STAFFORDSHIRE:Cope,Elks,Hackney,Gallimore,Davenport ~ SUFFOLK:Lord,Lockwood,Hatch,Rix,Foreman ~ IRELAND:Barry,Meany,Cummins,Grogan ~
PONTYPRIDD:Leigh,Brooks,Adams,Davies,Thomas ~ KENT:Leigh ~ CHESHIRE:Adams,Tudor,Illidge ~ DENBIGHSHIRE:Edwards,Bolas ~BRECON:Leigh,Thomas,Davies ~SOMERSET:Adams,Keitch,Bridge ~ABERGAVENNY:Minton ~ MERTHYR:.....

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #87 on: Friday 31 July 15 19:39 BST (UK) »
That's very sad, the poor lady  :(

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #88 on: Friday 31 July 15 20:26 BST (UK) »
Have just read most of the posts on this subject. How much suffering must have been endured :'(
absolutely awful.

I have quite a few ancestors who died of TB one was a cousin (can't remember how many x removed offhand) in the 1870's, her husband scarpered and her two kids went into the workhouse.

My own grandfather was badly gassed in WW1 and his health was never good after this. He died in a Military Hospital in 1927 from TB. From his army records I have copies of two letters he wrote to the MOD about his pension in which he says that hopefully when the weather improves he will feel better but he died a few months later.

Yes, TB often took years to end a life.

Its just as well we not know what our cause of death will be or we might jump of a bridge now :'(

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #89 on: Friday 31 July 15 21:38 BST (UK) »
In 1861 my farm labourer ancestor was in the workhouse and his wife was dying of phthisis. She died 2 months later. He later remarried in 1865. God, imagine how horrendous it was to have phthisis, or pulmonary TB.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Palding
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain