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From: "Hazel" <>
Subject: Re: double paid fees
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 22:38:38 -0000
Just an idea, but maybe it means they bought a double plot so the husband or
wife could be buried in the same grave later.
I have one who bought a grave that would eventually take four. Sounds a bit
gruesome, but the first one would go in much deeper, then more could be
added on top.
Regarding infant mortality, it was very high in much of England in the mid
1800's due to scarlet fever. And partly to tuberculosis.
All the best,
----- Original Message -----
From: Sylvia Strutt <>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 4:15 PM
Subject: double paid fees
> Hi folks,
> Can anyone tell me what the term "double fees paid" means on a burial
> certificate. The burials were all in unconsecrated ground and were one
> family. Also any ideas on why such a high infant mortality rate in Maldon
> during the 1880s.
> Gary Strutt