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Offline Tracey Joy Kelly

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« on: Wednesday 05 July 17 04:37 BST (UK) »
hullo
would a death in 1863 be in the newspapers?  what newspapers are in England? what links can I go to .. to see if I can find out the cause of a death
I have found that my great great great uncle Alfred died on 8th April 1863. he was 23 years old
I was just wondering how he could of died so young
does each place have different papers.
he was in wellclose square, st George in the east
Barham/Burram, Brimson, Parkin, Thomas, Underwood, Waldock, Ward, Wheatley,
I am currently researching these names, if you have any information or think you may be linked, please email me I would love to hear from you!

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Re: newspapers
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 06:22 BST (UK) »
The best way to find the cause of a death is to buy a copy of the death certificate; cost 9.25 from GRO.

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp

Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 06:39 BST (UK) »
Was your Alfred this one?

   
Name:   Age at Death (in years)  24   
WHEATLEY, ALFRED       
GRO Reference: 1863  J Quarter in SAINT GEORGE IN THE EAST  Volume 01C  Page 303
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 07:37 BST (UK) »
As a resident of Australia, you can join the National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au/
Their eresources include (amongst many other databases) British Library Newspapers which have newspapers from 1600-1950. Death notices and obituaries depend on the time and the person, but it's quite amazing what you can find!

Added: Had a quick look but couldn't see anything about Alfred's death, though there is a report about a George WHEATLEY (20) who died in a boating accident.


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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 07:38 BST (UK) »
thank you :) I don't have the funds to buy certificates at this stage

yes I believe that is the Alfred thank you

thank you maddy I will definitely check out the national library of australia
Barham/Burram, Brimson, Parkin, Thomas, Underwood, Waldock, Ward, Wheatley,
I am currently researching these names, if you have any information or think you may be linked, please email me I would love to hear from you!

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 07:42 BST (UK) »
You may not have much success with newspapers as not many London papers appear online.  It is possible that there is no report on his death as many people died young through illness
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 07:47 BST (UK) »
The wealthy may have taken a notice in a newspaper, but it would not be the norm for most folks.

The mortality rate was very high amongst every age group. Diseases were rife especially in inner city areas like St George in the East.


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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 09:51 BST (UK) »
Where did you get his address of Wellclose Sq, St George in the East?

Do you have Alfred with his family in the censuses? Is your Alfred the 21 year old in Abel's Buildings Whitechapel with parents James and Elizabeth in the 1871 census? Born Staffordshire?  :-\


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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 09:54 BST (UK) »
Some beautiful atmospheric images of Well Close Square on the wonderful fascinating website Spitalfields Life:

http://spitalfieldslife.com/2012/12/30/the-lost-squares-of-stepney/