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Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« on: Saturday 12 August 17 11:47 BST (UK) »
I was just wondering if any kind person with good eyes can decipher this cause of death please?

It was in 1881 - an old man - and he had fallen downstairs. I expected the cause of death to reflect something to do with the fall - but I cannot make it out at all -- except that it appears to end in 'chitis'.

Many thanks for looking.
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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 August 17 11:59 BST (UK) »
Does it start with an "S" - Sci***
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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 August 17 12:05 BST (UK) »
Thought it was scr**
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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 August 17 13:14 BST (UK) »
May be an S -- must admit I had been looking at causes starting with Lan and Lau -- no success with those. There is an 'S' in the letters after the Doctor's name -- could be. Thank you for the suggestions.

(Don't think I've had another ancestor die from this -- whatever it is!)
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 August 17 13:16 BST (UK) »
Definitely an S not an L - see the L and S in the LRCS qualification of the doctor.

Added - must admit that when I first saw it, it looked like Launchitis to me - especially when I saw that he'd had a fall downstairs  :-X
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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 August 17 13:39 BST (UK) »
Good one Gadget! You had me fooled there for a minute!

I know about the fall downstairs because it was in the newspaper (so it must be true!)
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 August 17 19:17 BST (UK) »
What would the four letters at the bottom under the name be?What could they stand for?
If the last one is S then the cause of death would  start  start with S.
LRCS  something   like Licenced Registrar  C (?)  S(?)
Hope this helps a bit. Viktoria.

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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 August 17 19:23 BST (UK) »
What would the four letters at the bottom under the name be?What could they stand for?
If the last one is S then the cause of death would  start  start with S.
LRCS  something   like Licenced Registrar  C (?)  S(?)

LRCS is Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons.

( see reply # 4)
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Re: Deciphering a Cause of Death Please
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 12 August 17 19:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks, so everyone had read the first letter correctly.
It can`t be but looks like "Sauchitis"--I won`t sleep tonight now! Viktoria.