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Cause of death on certificate
« on: Saturday 01 December 18 17:20 GMT (UK) »
Hello all
I wondered if anyone could work out the cause of death written on the attached death certificate.
Thanks so
Pineapple
SIMPSON Hunslet Woodhouse and New York.
MIDGLEY Hunslet, Leeds,
SMITH Hunslet & Woodhouse Leeds
METCALFE, Leeds and Ireland
HOLDSWORTH, West Yorkshire area
DALTON West Yorkshire
HODGES, leeds, birmingham and Hednesford
Hook Townend Carr  Leeds West Yorkshire
Dakin - Leeds West Yorkshire
HOLDSWORTH & Pullan West Yorkshire

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Re: Cause of death on certificate
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 December 18 17:24 GMT (UK) »
Zymotic enteritis.
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Re: Cause of death on certificate
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 December 18 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Zymotic enteritis i.e. Diarrhea!

Zymotic is a 19th C word for infectious.
DEXTER-  pre 1800 Rutland & Lincolnshire
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Re: Cause of death on certificate
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 December 18 17:32 GMT (UK) »
I thought the second word was Burseritis - looks like a B the first letter. Rather than a E.  ??? but makes sense as in another record, they were noted as dying of . 'wasting'

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SIMPSON Hunslet Woodhouse and New York.
MIDGLEY Hunslet, Leeds,
SMITH Hunslet & Woodhouse Leeds
METCALFE, Leeds and Ireland
HOLDSWORTH, West Yorkshire area
DALTON West Yorkshire
HODGES, leeds, birmingham and Hednesford
Hook Townend Carr  Leeds West Yorkshire
Dakin - Leeds West Yorkshire
HOLDSWORTH & Pullan West Yorkshire

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Re: Cause of death on certificate
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 December 18 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Zymology pertains to fermentation,you can imagine the contents of the digestive system fermenting,as food breaks down and the ensuing turmoil in the intestines,especially if an abnormal number of bacteria are present as in food past it’s “sell by date”.
It would have been the resulting de-hydration which was so dangerous too.
Not nice. Viktoria.

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Re: Cause of death on certificate
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 December 18 20:34 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Viktoria for that explanation. Yes agree not nice at all, especially for the baby only 8 months old too.

SIMPSON Hunslet Woodhouse and New York.
MIDGLEY Hunslet, Leeds,
SMITH Hunslet & Woodhouse Leeds
METCALFE, Leeds and Ireland
HOLDSWORTH, West Yorkshire area
DALTON West Yorkshire
HODGES, leeds, birmingham and Hednesford
Hook Townend Carr  Leeds West Yorkshire
Dakin - Leeds West Yorkshire
HOLDSWORTH & Pullan West Yorkshire

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Re: Cause of death on certificate
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 December 18 20:57 GMT (UK) »
Did not know it was a baby,so doubly dangerous,it sounds a bit like cholera,
which dehydrates so quickly especially a baby or the very old.
Cholera is connected with human sewage,foul drinking water especially as in the overcrowded towns like Manchester in the developing slums.
Industrial Revolution times. But cholera is prevalent today wherever there is overcrowding and poor sanitation as in refugee camps in the many crisis in Africa we see.

It would perhaps be poor hygiene in the baby’s case, what date?
Whatever,a little life ended.
 Viktoria.

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Re: Cause of death on certificate
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 01 December 18 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi Viktoria thank you for this information, it is very helpful.  The year was 1903 when he died and it was in a northern town  Hunslet in Leeds West Yorkshire.
SIMPSON Hunslet Woodhouse and New York.
MIDGLEY Hunslet, Leeds,
SMITH Hunslet & Woodhouse Leeds
METCALFE, Leeds and Ireland
HOLDSWORTH, West Yorkshire area
DALTON West Yorkshire
HODGES, leeds, birmingham and Hednesford
Hook Townend Carr  Leeds West Yorkshire
Dakin - Leeds West Yorkshire
HOLDSWORTH & Pullan West Yorkshire

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Re: Cause of death on certificate
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 01 December 18 23:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Viktoria thank you for this information, it is very helpful.  The year was 1903 when he died and it was in a northern town  Hunslet in Leeds West Yorkshire.
Hunslet is not a town in Leeds. It's an area of Leeds and is pretty big but still only an area. If you would like you could  give a name of the child and it'll likely be buried in Hunslet Cemetery and I can go up there this week and get a photo of the headstone.