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Diptheria Epidemic in 1863

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

This information is from the Fincham St Martin with St Michael burial registers for 1813-1863, and 1863-1931.

At the end of the burial register for 1813-1863, the rector, the Rev William Blyth, has written:

This book contains the burials of half a century,
and the average is exactly 16 per annum.

This book (containing 800 entries) was finished under
very melancholy circumstances. A fatal epidemic, diptheria
in its various forms, has prevailed for about 12 months
in the parish, and still continues its unsparing ravages.
Hereby the number of deaths, according to the annual aver-
ages, are already exactly doubled, no less than 23 or 24
having occurred from this disease alone. *

WB. Sept 4th 1863
* Also 14 more in the new book.
WB. March 2d 1864

The rector does not indicate which deaths were due to diptheria, so the final 32 entries from the first register, and the first 24 entries from the second register have been transcribed below.

Burials 1813-1863
Name.When buried.Age.
Rebekah AbleSept 20 186212
Eliza GowersNov 2 18627
Sarah ClaydonDec 3 18629
Elizabeth ClaydonDec 5 186214
Susanna Bland, widowJan 25 186391
John FisherFeb 23 18634
George ClaydonFeb 27 18637
Ann FisherMar 1 18634
James Ebenezer FisherMar 4 18632
Ann Maria ClaydonMar 11 18635
Hannah LemmonMar 14 186376
Jacob BellhamMar 22 18635
Frederick AddisonMar 25 1863infant
Sophia ComplinMar 25 18634
Frances Edith AddisonMar 28 18635
Rebecca HarrisonMar 29 18631
Mem: 1863. April 11th. An infant
was buried, having been found dead
in the pond next Rectory Garden.
Coroner's Inquest: no evidence as
to the cause of death.
Arthur AddisonApr 8 1863infant
Ellen BlythApr 30 186323
Frederick John RumballMay 21 18633
Minnie ScottMay 27 18631
Ann Elizabeth SouthgateJun 1 18639
William Aylmer CatorJun 4 18637
Ann Southgate, widowJul 5 186365
Martha BellhamJul 20 186310
Elizabeth BellhamAug 2 18638
John James RixxAug 6 18634
Martha Ann RixxAug 13 18636
Dorothy PorterAug 18 18638
Mary Ann SandersAug 23 18638
Ellen RixxAug 25 1863infant
Fanny TowlerSep 3 186313
Laura Mary LemmonSep 4 186311
Burials 1863-1931
Name.When buried.Age.
Robert LemmonSep 9 18635
Ann Barsham, widowSep 10 186378
Harriett TowlerSep 10 186314
Charles Joseph LemmonSep 11 18637
Rebecca PorterSep 12 186312
Jessie AddisonSep 15 18633
Annie LemmonSep 16 18639
Harriet Jane LemmonSep 21 18634
Sarah Ann SandersSep 26 18638
Martha EasterSep 29 18632
Daniel William WatersOct 6 18633
Elizabeth LawsOct 21 186330
Edith Maria ColdhamOct 31 18633
Mary Elizabeth EmmersonNov 6 18632
Mary Ann RichesNov 9 186312
Ann LawsNov 10 186311
Sarah Matilda KnockNov 26 186312
Jessie MasonJan 11 1864infant
William HebginJan 13 186471
Mary Ann FisherJan 29 186411
Isaac BrownFeb 27 186412
Mary Ann ParkerMar 8 186412
Susan Cater alias WortleyMar 12 186453
William KnockMay 14 186469
Note. Feb 12 1864. An unbaptized
child of Sophia Complin was buried
- aged 7 weeks.

Notes


See also the Fincham parish page.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
January 2008