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Most amusing.....Cause of death

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Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 29 Nov 2007 10:03

I've got one 'drowned in a sheep wash' - think it was a suicide


Charlotte Report 29 Nov 2007 09:48

I had one who died of a crushing of the chest due to accidentally getting his head caught in a cement mixer! How does that happen?!

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 26 Nov 2007 17:35

Bump for Tips :)


♥Deetortrainingnewfys♥ Report 23 Nov 2007 15:09

nudged for Easter Bunny

Chica in the sun ☼

Chica in the sun ☼ Report 27 Oct 2007 10:05

Google "annotated burials"
Notes recorded by the vicar of Westbury on Severn
on each person he buried. He let his personal prejudices slip in somewhat especially when he was burying an unbaptized bastard child, An interesting read. Thanks for tip.

Charlie chuckles

Charlie chuckles Report 26 Oct 2007 22:22

My GGG Gran died of
"certified old age" her poor OH wasn't so lucky he was just "old age" I guess she was the originator of our female family having young looks(ie not looking our age!!) lol


Heather Report 26 Oct 2007 21:41

Bumped up


Vera Report 18 Aug 2007 18:49

My Mums Death Cert shows cause of death as 'General Deterioration,' she had been in the local hospital for 6 weeks and they still didn't know what was wrong! This was in 2003 not long after the Harold Shipman trial and I had to have a chat with the coroner regarding her care. Looking back now I can see a funny side. She was 83 and had been in pain for many years Not sure what future generations will make of the death cert.

Deb needs a change

Deb needs a change Report 18 Aug 2007 08:49

I have three. The first one, my g/g uncle was 87 and his cause of death.......Fell out of a tree. What was he doing in a tree at the age of 87 I wonder? The second one, my g/grandfather choked on a fish bone. The third from 1936, a great Aunt who died of 'Wet Brain'. My daddy remembers being told she was a big drinker. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Deb:)

Gillian in Aylesbury

Gillian in Aylesbury Report 18 Aug 2007 08:04

One little girl in my tree - Rachel Artley 1778-1780 Death - Cause: suffocation due to falling with her head into a tub of chamberley. Poor little mite. Gill


Rosiemay Report 17 Aug 2007 20:01

Thanks to all contributors to this thread - its so funny!


Heather Report 17 Aug 2007 16:37

Well we started this thread 3 years ago but we resurrect it now and then for new members to enjoy. Theres also a great one called the 13 commandments - true difficulties we have encountered in our research. Ill see if I can bring that one up too - we all like a larf.


Leclerc Report 17 Aug 2007 16:27

Just got copy of 3x Granfathers DC the cause of death was '17 days of diahorrea', poor old so n so, he S@#% himself to death LOL L


♥Deetortrainingnewfys♥ Report 17 Aug 2007 14:58

I have just spent my whole lunch hour reading this thread. I have never laughed so much! I haven't got anything to add, but I would love to know what 'decline' on a death cert means. I have a few with it on..presumably it means someone had been ill for quite sometime and death was the result?? Amazing that this thread has been going since 2004! Brilliant!! Can't wait for more.


Eleanor Report 17 Aug 2007 14:27

how about died under a bed. Thats given as cause had some kind of attack whilst installing a new bed he had made for a client

Judith Jaybee

Judith Jaybee Report 17 Aug 2007 13:06

Bumping For Heather/Stu... Kind regards, Judith


Sprack Report 19 May 2007 23:42

One of my contacts told me she has a two year old in her tree that fell down the privy and drowned poor thing. Jenny

Janet 693215

Janet 693215 Report 19 May 2007 20:59

Why haven't I got any funny ones:-( All mine died from pthisis, cancer or ininition (sp) apart from one who died from syphilis. (as she was never 100% compos mentis I do hope she enjoyed herself while contracting it)


Andrew Report 19 May 2007 20:37

from an 1841 certificate for a 65 year old 'decay of nature'

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 May 2007 01:06

Not a cause of death (well, not often) but did you know that over 500 people a year suffer serious injuries in the home, caused by sofas? OC