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Bubonic Plague in Wiltshire
« on: Friday 04 August 17 15:37 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I have got back to the 1600s on some lines of my tree and I have a curiosity as to if/how the plague was experienced in Wiltshire.

Does anyone know of any resources for researching this please?

Thank you :)
Sprague (Essex and Somerset)
Clark (Essex, Suffolk spec. Glemsford)
Taylor (Wiltshire spec. Hilmarton, Calne, Tockenham, Lyneham)
Light (Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire)
Kirton (Wiltshire)
Dean (Wiltshire)
Newbury (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire)
Hillier (Wiltshire spec. Avebury)
Hogg (Gloucestershire)
Bromfield (Devon)

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Re: Bubonic Plague in Wiltshire
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 August 17 16:11 BST (UK) »
Google / Yahoo or your preferred Search Engine should help  .... heres one example of results searched as 'Bubonic Plague Wiltshire'  :-

https://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=nectar-tb-v3&type=61465&p=bubonic%20plague%20in%20wiltshire

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Re: Bubonic Plague in Wiltshire
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 August 17 16:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Lostris,

Thank you for replying.

Yes, I had googled but there is nothing really specific and the results aren't very detailed. I just wondered if there was anything else about.
Sprague (Essex and Somerset)
Clark (Essex, Suffolk spec. Glemsford)
Taylor (Wiltshire spec. Hilmarton, Calne, Tockenham, Lyneham)
Light (Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire)
Kirton (Wiltshire)
Dean (Wiltshire)
Newbury (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire)
Hillier (Wiltshire spec. Avebury)
Hogg (Gloucestershire)
Bromfield (Devon)

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Re: Bubonic Plague in Wiltshire
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 August 17 18:05 BST (UK) »
County Records Office perhaps ?

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Re: Bubonic Plague in Wiltshire
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 August 17 00:08 BST (UK) »
Wiltshire is cited as one of the 'ports of entry' for the plague, but in the 1300s, in
"The Great Mortality, an intimate history of the Black Death" by John Kelly, publ.2005
 ISBN-13: 978-0-00-715070-0  or ISBN-10: 0-00-715070-9

See if your local library can get you a copy.  p.198-99

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Re: Bubonic Plague in Wiltshire
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 August 17 19:39 BST (UK) »
I can also recommend "The Black Death" by Philip Ziegler. 1969. Several Wiltshire entries. T