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Death cert question

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Reggie Report 11 Nov 2012 09:08

U D = Urban District

U S D = Urban Sanitary District

R D = Rural District


JustDinosaurJill Report 10 Nov 2012 22:54

Got it Gerry and it worked so I am seriously impressed. Definitely Urband District. I decided to confirm UD status and found this which might be interesting for you.



MrsBucketBouquet Report 10 Nov 2012 22:36

Sent you a Pm Jill. I tried send the cert to you on here but if that doesnt work i have included my addy.


Porkie_Pie Report 10 Nov 2012 22:20

As the UD was part of the address (47 Evans Street Willenhall U.D) it would be Urban District i don't think upper or lower case would make any difference,

Workhouses doubled as hospitals in those days



JustDinosaurJill Report 10 Nov 2012 22:19

Any chance that you can scan and send me a copy? Pm me for my e-mail addy if you want to.J


MrsBucketBouquet Report 10 Nov 2012 21:56

Thanks for replies.
I've had another look and the UD is lower case u and i thought the D was a capitol D but on second look i'm now thinking its a small h with u.h? Union House?
Would a union house maybe take in a sick child who was motherless?


JannieAnnie Report 10 Nov 2012 21:40

Google search shows this for 376 Wolverhampton Road (so probably at the Infirmary)

Workhouse Addresses

Instead, the place of birth was to be recorded as a euphemistic street address. .... Wolverhampton, 376 Wolverhampton Road, Heath Town, Wolverhampton ...

I am wondering if the U.D stands for something beginning with U District?


JustDinosaurJill Report 10 Nov 2012 21:40

More than likely it stands for Urban District.

I've seen that and similar.


MrsBucketBouquet Report 10 Nov 2012 21:36

Elsie Matilda Barratt died aged 18 in 1932.
In the occupation bit is says...
of 47 Evans Street Willenhall U.D.
Spinster of no occupation. Daughter of.....

Fathers address who was present at the death was 59 Wolverhampton Road and Elsies address where died says...376 Wolverhampton Road.

What does U.D. stand for do you think?

She died of (1) Generalised TB (2) TB of the spine. No PM.
Sadly her Mum died when she was 7 months old. Pulmonary TB and Collapse.

Geraldine x