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Hertfordshire list of burials. Just interested to know . . . . .
« on: Tuesday 04 October 16 06:56 BST (UK) »
This has nothing to do with my family . . .

I just stumbled across it one day while looking for a death - and it made me wonder what was going on in this part of the county as there seemed to be a shocking number of infant deaths this year.

I am just interested to know if anyone can tell me . . . .  was there an outbreak of some awful disease in 1729?     Such a sad list.   The other side of the page looks just as bad.

Wiggy 
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
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Re: Hertfordshire list of burials. Just interested to know . . . . .
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 08:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks YT.

   I don't know . . . Those seem to have spread during 1729, but that list starts showing deaths very early in the year.   You are probably quite right.  Definitely worth further nvestigation.

Wiggy.    :)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Hertfordshire list of burials. Just interested to know . . . . .
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 11:42 BST (UK) »
It was probably a combination of factors. Have read of this, it is interesting and may shed some light on your query;  http://www.rootschat.com/links/01imi/
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

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Re: Hertfordshire list of burials. Just interested to know . . . . .
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 13:16 BST (UK) »
Smallpox, measles, dirty/contaminated water causing diarrhoea.....
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Re: Hertfordshire list of burials. Just interested to know . . . . .
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 20:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that link YT - I will peruse it at more leisure.

Yes Dawn - any of those and at any time -  but this seems to have been a particularly bad year with the page nearly full of infant deaths.   :(   

As I said not my family - - just really interested and sad to see such a collection on one double page of records.   

Wiggy    :)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Hertfordshire list of burials. Just interested to know . . . . .
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 21:46 BST (UK) »
Wiggy

You don't appear to have expanded on where you found the sheet nor geographically where it was applicable.

"Smallpox broke out in Hertford gaol in 1729, and spread into the town. The next year, smallpox hit Hitchin, killing 158 people."
. . . . . may be worth following up?


Ray


From memory, Sarratt also had some kind of outbreak. The field(s) beside/behind the pub opposite the church was used as a burial ground.
Holy Cross, Sarratt
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Re: Hertfordshire list of burials. Just interested to know . . . . .
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 22:23 BST (UK) »
Sorry Ray  - I should have put more info shouldn't I.   :-[

I think at the time I was looking around Essendon & Hitchin . . but to be honest I was looking all over Hertfordshire and just landed on this . .  have subsequently forgotten the exact parish I was in at the time.    :-[ :-[   

I have been tracking back trying to find exactly where I found this, but I didn't leave enough breadcrumbs.   :(   

Thank you all for you input.   

Wiggy    :)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Hertfordshire list of burials. Just interested to know . . . . .
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 October 16 05:43 BST (UK) »
Of course I can find my way back    :D

. . .  that record was from Hatfield Herts.

Just remembered how to use my addled brain.    ::)

Wiggy    :)

Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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