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Typhus Fever

Postby FamilyHistoryAddict » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:20 am

I'd previously mentioned my Kemp relatives but on my mother's side of the family things were just as eventful. In 1851, my great great grandparents, Henry and Elizabeth Wilden, lived at High Street, Needham Market. On Boxing Day 1851, their third child, Anna Maria Wilden, died of Typhus Fever. She was only 16 years old.

Henry and Elizabeth's oldest son, William Wilden, was at the Garrison of the Tower of London, Goodman Fields, London on the 1851 census - why was he there? Because he was in the Coldstream Guards and would eventually fight at the Crimean War and earn himself a DCM at the Battle of Inkerman.

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RE: Typhus Fever

Postby Mark1973 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:16 am

A lot of my ancestors (the Lavenders) died just before the census around oct 1849 of Cholera.
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RE: Typhus Fever

Postby FamilyHistoryAddict » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:16 am

Yes, you tend to associate cholera with India don't you? But there were outbreaks of cholera in this country. I believe about the time of the Swing Riots in the early 1830s there were outbreaks of cholera then too.

Any other nasty diseases in 1851?

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