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Cause of death

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Hello peeps :)

Whilst browsing the local parish records this week for more relatives, I found that one of my ancestors, reported in the burials register, died from consumption (steady consumption, I think was what it actually said). What was this? Looking at the burials done around the same time as my ancestor, a lot of people died of consumption. My relative died in 1845. Was it a disease or a plague-type thing? Or was everybody at the same wild party? :2fun:
 

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