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Can someone shed light on cause of death
« on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:35 BST (UK) »
The attachment shows the death of one of my ancestors. I am struggling with the cause cited in the register. It seems to have been written as Philusis and was certified medically. What is it and what would have caused it? What is the significance of 4 months certified, if that has any significance?

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Re: Can someone shed light on cause of death
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:39 BST (UK) »
It suspect it may be phthisis [tuberculosis], then a very common cause of death.

Whatever it was, it had been diagnosed as that 4 months before.
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Can someone shed light on cause of death
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:40 BST (UK) »
Hi,

It looks like phthisis, which was the name for tuberculosis back then.

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Re: Can someone shed light on cause of death
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:40 BST (UK) »
Whoops, we were posting at the same time!
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Re: Can someone shed light on cause of death
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:41 BST (UK) »
That happens so often  ;D
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Can someone shed light on cause of death
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:41 BST (UK) »
I agree with Josephine and josey and the 4 months certified was the length of time since diagnosis.

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Re: Can someone shed light on cause of death
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:46 BST (UK) »
I agree with Josephine and josey and the 4 months certified was the length of time since diagnosis.
With so much agreement and contiguous posting of replies I will settle for the former name as being tuberculosis. Think we can close this then and a big thank you to all.

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Re: Can someone shed light on cause of death
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:56 BST (UK) »
That happens so often  ;D

Rootschatters are such a friendly, helpful bunch of people!

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Re: Can someone shed light on cause of death
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 15:59 BST (UK) »
Off topic, but who's your lovely profile picture, Josephine?

Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON