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Most amusing.....Cause of death

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CelticShiv Report 10 Nov 2004 10:13

My gggg grandfather died from diarrhea exhaustion. I have pictures in my head of him being found dead on the toilet!


Sam Report 25 Oct 2004 21:35

Lyla, I can't belive that this thread is still going - Its fantastic!! Even weeks after it started I'm still constantly amused by 'deaths' I have never heard of! Thank you for starting such an amusing thread! Sam


Unknown Report 25 Oct 2004 21:28

Sheila Drowned by bathing? Thats obviously why us Brits are reluctant to wash ourselves (according to most Antipodeans in any case). I have just ordered five....yes five.....death certs. Let's hope one of those is amusing enough to post here! Lyla


Unknown Report 22 Oct 2004 15:49

oh lots of interesting ones on this disc Bowel Hives?? Violent Gravel Frailties that commonly attend that advanced age - 75 Of long distress Drowned while bathing Burnt Worn out Killed - by mother (child murder) Up throwing of blood Putrid sore throat - lad in his prime second paralytic shock - old maid Bodily affliction and paralytic shock

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 22 Oct 2004 14:23

All my 'deaths' are so boring compared to these.... I have been watching this thread from the early days and still live in hope of being able to post something of interest. Lets keep it going :)


Unknown Report 22 Oct 2004 14:17

just been looking through the death indexes for Fife on old parish records andfound this one: 20 Jul 1654 - David Young a servant : Died from alcohol & exposure - at Cameron-bridge; buried Wemyss Hm still trying to work that one out - was he exposing himself when he was struck by a visitation from God???? lol


Pat Report 30 Sep 2004 18:29

Heather LOL> Glad there's more python fans out there. Pat x


Heather Report 30 Sep 2004 17:09

The "Hell's Grannies" sketch?


Pat Report 30 Sep 2004 14:15

Christina, Visions of a monty python sketch again, I can see the whole python team walking after the little blighter with handbags raised (all the bags with bricks in), oops I'm being very naughty LOL> Its really good you can laugh about it. Pat x

Nanna Gaynor  (June nr Preston's Daughter)

Nanna Gaynor (June nr Preston's Daughter) Report 30 Sep 2004 13:54

One of my husbands rellies died of Cancer of the tongue.... being accellorated by falling downstairs !!! :~ G xxx


Heather Report 28 Sep 2004 18:47

Are you sure she wasnt just truncating an expletive???


Anne Report 26 Sep 2004 17:52

Angela, my mother in law was from Hull. She always used to say "You'll get king cough" if our kids sat on a cold step or went out without a coat. We're amazed to find it really existed as chincough! We thought it was just her own saying. Anne


Unknown Report 25 Sep 2004 08:28

Do you know I nearly didnt post it because I thought the subject matter might upset a few people! Glad I did and very proud!


Pat Report 25 Sep 2004 04:13

Lyla, You should be proud to have your name as creator of this thread, its been a great source of amusement, and sometimes we all need amusement. Our poor Ancestors, little did they know we would be having light relief at their expense!!! better at their expense than ours.... Just wanted to thank you Lyla and ask what would be next!!! Love Pat x


Heather Report 24 Sep 2004 09:59

I wonder what he was doing in a cart full of feathers and Blimey, Marjorie, drinking boiling water and refusing to get out of ditches, bet strangers kept well clear of that village. Yes, like you say, the dramatic deaths are remembered in the family. I had a great great uncle who dived into the Thames and drowned tangled in weeds. Everyone in the family brings it up every time you tell them you are doing the family tree. We will all have to bear that in mind when our time is coming up. Bet the poor devil with the runs doesnt get remembered that well.

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 23 Sep 2004 23:37

Ive just read right through this thread and seen the bit about gravestones. My brother SWEARS he has seen these two: Told You I was Ill and on the stone of a maiden lady, Returned Unopened. Keep em coming, Im in hysterics here.


Unknown Report 23 Sep 2004 23:21

Marion Haha haha!

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 23 Sep 2004 23:17

Oh, how about "suffocated in a cart full of feathers" "drank boiling water from a kettle" "fell in ditch and refused to get out". All these I spotted on ONE page of deaths from a parish near me..... On the totally opposite side of the coin, how about the poor parish priest in Isle of Man, who doggedly recorded a page and a half of burial services, one after the other ..."Known to God..a human leg" "known to God..three human toes" etc etc, I was almost sick! This same lovely, lovely man, who was parish priest for about 29 years, never once recorded an illegitimate birth, instead, where the father's name should go, he wrote "known to God". My cynical brother said, good job he didnt write "God Knows"

red devil

red devil Report 23 Sep 2004 14:00

found out my gt grandad drowned in a sheep dip funnily enough hes the one everybody remembers, strange what you have to do to be remembered keith


Pat Report 23 Sep 2004 13:49

Marion, LOL its cruel to laugh isnt it....LOL> Pat x