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From: Andrew Radgick <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:34:25 +0000 (GMT)
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And I have two members in my family tree who died in 1876 in Norwich from
scarlet fever

Andrew



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From: Joy Langdon <>
To: Janet Few <>; Helen Duggan <>;
"" <>
Sent: Thursday, 10 November, 2011 10:13:31
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872

In 1872 there was a major smallpox epidemic in England which claimed 44,840
lives. There were 448 deaths in Plymouth.


Joy


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From: Janet Few <>
To: Helen Duggan <>;
Sent: Thursday, 10 November 2011, 8:18
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872

Hello
I think a smallpox epidemic is unlikely at this date as it is 20 years after
compulsory vaccination. By this time large scale smallpox epidemics were
much less likely. As as been suggested a death certificate will give the
cause of death for your ancestor - local newspaper might comment if tehre
was some kind of epidemic in the area.
Janet in Buckland Brewre



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