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 Post subject: James and Mary Burrows
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:54 pm 

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If OPC is to be believed, two of my ancestors husband and wife James and Mary Burrows died on the same day 9 9 1801 and were buried in St Barts Colne on 11 11 1801. They were both in their late seventies. Does anyone know if there was a particularly nasty epidemic about that time. She was listed as the wife of James which suggests he was alive when she died. Pity death certificates weren't issued then.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:15 pm 
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I'm not aware of any epidemics around then but can you tell whether the numbers of burials around then seem particularly high?
I'm a bit intrigued by the dates. Would they really have left a dead body lying around for 2 months before burial? Doesn't bear thinking about.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:08 pm 

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The burial should read 11.9.1801. I did note that a younger Burrows died of smallpox on 10.9.1801 but that doesn't make an epidemic and I would have thought living to be late seventies they would have built up some immunity to that type of didease.


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