Moderator Control Panel ]

2 Death Certificates - causes of death?

A problem shared is a problem halved. Post your brick walls here and see whether you can offer advice to others

2 Death Certificates - causes of death?

Postby wecanbeheroes » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:39 pm

I think I've managed to decipher these 2 causes of death, but would like some thoughts of others please.

Below, Hannah Rowles (my G G G Grandmother) died 1864 aged 75, her 32 year old son having taken his own life just 6 weeks before she died!

IMG_20191001_231746.jpg
IMG_20191001_231746.jpg (1.33 MiB) Viewed 515 times


Emma Doubting (G G Grandmother, formerly Honeycombe nee Rowles) died aged 33 leaving Hannah to bring up Emma's daughter Frances Emma Honeycombe, aged 8

IMG_20191001_231719.jpg
IMG_20191001_231719.jpg (1.13 MiB) Viewed 515 times


Thank you
wecanbeheroes
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:48 am

Re: 2 Death Certificates - causes of death?

Postby johnf04 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:20 am

Hannah Rowles - Diarrhoea, Feebleness of heart Certified.

Emma Doubting - Phthisis 6 Months Certified (tuberculosis).
johnf04
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:47 am

Re: 2 Death Certificates - causes of death?

Postby AdrianB38 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:21 am

Ah, yes. That well known disease, P-squiggle. I have no idea whether the spelling changed over the years but I'm certain that while the word on the DC is indeed Phthisis, no question, I'm also fairly certain that's not the spelling that's been used! :-)

Sent from my Moto G6 Play using Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine Forum mobile app
Adrian
AdrianB38
 
Posts: 2650
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:07 pm

Re: 2 Death Certificates - causes of death?

Postby wecanbeheroes » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:57 am

Thank you both for your answers. I also thought it was Phthisis but the spelling on this cert was very poor. I've seen the same cause of death on a few others certs I've got but never spelt quite so badly.

The term 'feebleness of heart' is a new one on me though! My G x 3 grandmother Hannah had suffered so much sadness and tragedy in her life that I'm not surprised her heart was so weakened by all the upset :( She did well to make it to 75!

Thanks again for your much appreciated input :)
wecanbeheroes
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:48 am


Return to General research queries


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 2 guests