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Deciphering cause of death
« on: Tuesday 02 January 18 00:57 GMT (UK) »
Happy New Year everyone.  My great grandfather's sister died in 1908 from 'Decay  of?????Can someone decipher the cause of death and was it associated with old age even though she was only in her 50s.  Thank you for any information received.
Stewart, Reilly, Montgomery, Cheshire, Lyttle, Rankin, Apthorpe, Hart, Anderson

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Re: Deciphering cause of death
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 07:11 GMT (UK) »
Could read:

"Decay of nature"
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Re: Deciphering cause of death
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 07:58 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Deciphering cause of death
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 09:22 GMT (UK) »
I've not seen of the labouring class before.  :-\
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Re: Deciphering cause of death
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 10:13 GMT (UK) »
Me neither, Geoff.  I found that quite extraordinary.

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Re: Deciphering cause of death
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 00:22 GMT (UK) »
Decay of Nature was on Nancy's father's death certificate when he died in 1885 (100 years of age) and the description of the labouring classes Ive seen on a couple of death certs of children.  It may have been a local thing. They were from Kincull - Kinculmagrandel, nr Feeny Co Londonderry.  Thanks for the info
Stewart, Reilly, Montgomery, Cheshire, Lyttle, Rankin, Apthorpe, Hart, Anderson

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Re: Deciphering cause of death
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 11:44 GMT (UK) »
Decay of nature?  surely old age?
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Re: Deciphering cause of death
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 17:20 GMT (UK) »
Agreed, i thought that as she was 59 years of age seems a bit young to put that on her death cert.  7 years before in the 1901 census she was working as a seamstress.  Thanks for that.
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