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cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« on: Wednesday 13 March 13 19:37 GMT (UK) »
does anyone know much about the cholera epidemic during the above period ? ive done some basic research but ive a whole bunch that died in one family including parents  from 1823-1835 they were not babies and the parents were in their 30s early 40s

Its fascinating stuff - does anyone know if i can still get death certificates so far back with the details ?

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Re: cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 March 13 19:42 GMT (UK) »
You can only get death certificates from July 1837, the start of civil registration.

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Re: cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 March 13 20:14 GMT (UK) »
does anyone know much about the cholera epidemic during the above period ? ive done some basic research but ive a whole bunch that died in one family including parents  from 1823-1835 they were not babies and the parents were in their 30s early 40s

Its fascinating stuff - does anyone know if i can still get death certificates so far back with the details ?
I presume because you have posted on Lancashire board - they died in Lancashire ..have you tried
www.lan-opc.org.uk/Search/indexp.html
name
burial
1830 + /- 10 years
obviusly you won`t get death certs - but some records give cause of death ...I have seen quite a few for Whooping Cough , but I have to admit - I haven`t seen a Cholera death yet
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Re: cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 March 13 20:42 GMT (UK) »
There was also smallpox about

Burial: 22 Oct 1817 All Saints, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Jane Eckersley - Daughter of John Eckersley
Age: 12
Abode: Aspull
Cause of Death: Smalpox
Notes: Roman


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Re: cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 March 13 20:48 GMT (UK) »
No death certs but occasionally you hit lucky in parish registers. A pair of my ancestors -

Burial: 28 Aug 1834 Low Hill Cemetery, Everton, Lancashire, England
Robert Simpson -
    Age: 64
    Abode: Cow Lane
    Grave: 7087
    Cause of Death: Cholera

Burial: 26 Aug 1833 Low Hill Cemetery, Everton, Lancashire, England
Jane Simpson -
    Age: 60
    Abode: Cow Lane
    Grave: 6547
    Cause of Death: Cholera
WHITEHOUSE- Bromsgrove, WANE - Eccleston, TOWERS - Blackburn & Ribble Valley, COLLINGE - Rawtenstall, THOMAS - Penzance, Whitehaven, Haslingden.

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Re: cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 March 13 20:57 GMT (UK) »
wow thanks for that all -

sorry i should  said - the family were just outside Salford - i belive  640 people died in the year 1832 read that just somewhere -

im afraid there is nothing on the burail record in the chuch to say what they died of but thanks for your help guys






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Re: cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 March 13 21:53 GMT (UK) »
My (sixth) cousin sent me "The personal reminiscences of Lawrence Ashworth of Altham 1819-1902" in which he says "the cholera broke out in Padiham and they used to throw the cholera corpses into the River Calder. Burial arrangements were much looser then than now and as to sanitation as it is now understood, there was none....some of the corpses got stranded on gravel beds on my employer's land ..past which the river flowed and I had to pitchfork them into the river again". He was age 12 and working on a farm at the time. claytonbradley
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Re: cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 March 13 22:19 GMT (UK) »
thanks guys all very interesting - sorry i put 1823 it was a finger slip its the 1832 cholera epidemic

i have a 14 yr old girl, 48 old woman , and several children all near manchester

im sure ive got this somewhere in my books so ill see what i can find

ive seen some cause of death on the burials myslef there was a smallpox one in Bolton and then i saw an old man ages 85 cause of death was written 'old age' !


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Re: cholera epidemic 1823 1848-9 lancashire
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 March 13 22:42 GMT (UK) »
ok guys mum dies 7 march 1832 age 48, daughter dies 4 march 1832 age 14 definatley some kind of disease i would say - just crolling down the page they are all from same place people in their 20s ect in the same week/year

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