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A quick question

Postby SDV » Fri May 10, 2019 8:38 pm

I have a relative who died in the Homerton Fever Hospital in January 1872, who I can't find a burial for. Were victims of "fever" buried in special circumstances?

I'm not sure if it it relevant, but in case it is she was Catholic. She lived in Holloway.

Any suggestions where to search?
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Re: A quick question

Postby ianbee » Sun May 12, 2019 9:36 am

Hi
Is it Catherine Daniels?
Buried at the City of London Cemetery, 16 January 1872
Age 22 years
Residence - Fever Hospital Homerton
https://col-burialregisters.uk/archive/ ... 20/1069862

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Re: A quick question

Postby junkers » Sun May 12, 2019 7:54 pm

It would seem that they were buried away from the hospital. The two articles from The National Archives and the NHS (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hosp ... .asp?id=31
http://www.nhshistory.net/smallpox_and_ ... pitals.htm) explain that there was another smallpox outbreak in London in the early 1870s and the hospital catered for fever and smallpox cases. I know (one of grandfathers was an Asylum Attendant just outside Glasgow) that during the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918 the bodies were covered in lime to prevent outbreaks.
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Re: A quick question

Postby ianbee » Sun May 12, 2019 8:23 pm

junkers wrote:It would seem that they were buried away from the hospital.

If you look at the post above, and click on the link I gave, you will see six burials on 16 January 1872 at the City of London, numbers 98566 - 98571 inclusive, of bodies from the Fever Hospital Homerton and the Smallpox Hospital Homerton. Location - square 315, graves 33429 (Catherine), 33430 and 33431

Going back, on 13 January, two, one of which was the body of a 13 year old from the Fever Hospital put in 33429
Two more on the 18th, with a 35 year old from Smallpox Hospital interred sq 315 grave 33429
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Re: A quick question

Postby SDV » Mon May 13, 2019 10:18 pm

Ian - many thanks for this, you are of course correct. Catherine Daniels was my Great Grandfather's first wife. They married in March 1868 at St Joseph's in Holloway. They had 3 children together: Rosina (b Jan 1868), Alice (b Sep 1869) and Caroline (b Dec 1871). Caroline died shortly before her mother in Jan 1872, aged just 6 weeks. After much labour, I have more or less managed to trace and track the three children, though there are still gaps.

If you want to solve a real mystery, all I know about Catherine before her marriage is that according to the 1871 census she was born in Bristol c1849.

I can't find her in 1851 or 1861. Her father is named on her marriage certificate as James CONNELLY (dcd), a coachman. There is a death of a James CONNELLY, a few years earlier which may or may not be him. There are CONNELLYs living in the same street as my great grandfather (George Thomas DANIELS), though I have no proof that they are related. The family is clearly Catholic and there is a family of travellers that fit the bill in earlier censuses, though once again I have no idea if they are related.

I would love to be able to pin Catherine down in 1851 and 1861.
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