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Death Certificates
« on: Friday 29 December 17 12:25 GMT (UK) »

Information in cause of death column on an official death certificate around 1860.

 I have 2 certs that state the cause of death and then 10 weeks certified and 64 weeks certified. I understand that this may be a doctor who knew the patient has signed off but what do the number of weeks signify?

One theory is that it means maximum time  before burial but that doesn't seem right to me

I can't seem to find the answer to this, does anyone else know?
ARNOLD, PARTINGTON, FOSTER in StHelens
BEBBINGTON, FINDLOW in Northwich
BURROWS,Billinge,Northwich
DUMBILL/DUMBELL, Gt Sankey, St Helens
EDMUNDSON in Northumberland, Warrington, St Helens, Manchester
HENDERSON, Northumberland,St Helens
LIPTROTT, Billinge
BURROWS, Billinge, Northwich

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Re: Death Certificates
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 December 17 12:27 GMT (UK) »
The number of weeks after the cause of death signifies the amount of time from which the person had suffered from the illness before their death.

It has nothing at all to do with the time before burial.
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Re: Death Certificates
« Reply #2 on: Friday 29 December 17 12:38 GMT (UK) »
Ok thanks for that, cause of deaths were Phthisis and consumption respectively.
The 64w a male, died first and the 10w his wife, died 14 days later
ARNOLD, PARTINGTON, FOSTER in StHelens
BEBBINGTON, FINDLOW in Northwich
BURROWS,Billinge,Northwich
DUMBILL/DUMBELL, Gt Sankey, St Helens
EDMUNDSON in Northumberland, Warrington, St Helens, Manchester
HENDERSON, Northumberland,St Helens
LIPTROTT, Billinge
BURROWS, Billinge, Northwich

BOAST, Suffolk,Widnes,St Helens :-
http://rattyclan.tribalpages.com/

http://ss-samwater.webspace.virginmedia.com/

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Re: Death Certificates
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 December 17 12:44 GMT (UK) »
Phthisis and Consumption are both names for TB

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Re: Death Certificates
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 03:22 GMT (UK) »
Yes true.
 I just found that they had a baby boy just before they both died who also died 4 months later, I'm waiting for the birth and death certs now. Such a sad tale, they left behind a two year old girl who was the great great grandmother of my husband.
ARNOLD, PARTINGTON, FOSTER in StHelens
BEBBINGTON, FINDLOW in Northwich
BURROWS,Billinge,Northwich
DUMBILL/DUMBELL, Gt Sankey, St Helens
EDMUNDSON in Northumberland, Warrington, St Helens, Manchester
HENDERSON, Northumberland,St Helens
LIPTROTT, Billinge
BURROWS, Billinge, Northwich

BOAST, Suffolk,Widnes,St Helens :-
http://rattyclan.tribalpages.com/

http://ss-samwater.webspace.virginmedia.com/

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Re: Death Certificates
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately, at that time, many people died from TB, and they were usually in what would be considered their main child-producing years.

I heard genealogist Michael Gandy once describe it as "a lost generation in many families"

 :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Death Certificates
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 06 January 18 19:09 GMT (UK) »
How did anyone survive at all what with this and the cholera every few years? Ver sad
ARNOLD, PARTINGTON, FOSTER in StHelens
BEBBINGTON, FINDLOW in Northwich
BURROWS,Billinge,Northwich
DUMBILL/DUMBELL, Gt Sankey, St Helens
EDMUNDSON in Northumberland, Warrington, St Helens, Manchester
HENDERSON, Northumberland,St Helens
LIPTROTT, Billinge
BURROWS, Billinge, Northwich

BOAST, Suffolk,Widnes,St Helens :-
http://rattyclan.tribalpages.com/

http://ss-samwater.webspace.virginmedia.com/