Deaths in White Chapel, Cleckheaton 1793 to 1804

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Deaths, White Chapel, Cleckheaton 1793 to 1800

Whenever possible I have indicated the age and sex, whether the adult females were married or not, the cause of death, residence, and the date of burial. The ages were not always given, so some entries will only list the sex. Children were usually listed as the son or daughter of a given father. However there age was not always included and some of the people who were listed as, "son of " or "daughter of", were actually unmarried adults, as indicated in a few of the records. Where I do not know the age I have for the sake of convenience "female child" or "male child". In a few instances where the ages are listed for this type of entry some of these "children" are surprisingly old. I have made some sort of notation in these cases. Women were frequently listed as the wife or widow of their husband, allowing me to indicated their married state. No such information is given for men. Therefore I have no way of knowing if they are bachelors, husbands or widowers. I have listed the place of death after the cause of death for all deaths by infectious diseases to see if there was some pattern to the outbreaks. I have also indicated where there was more than one death of infectious disease in the same family.

Some entries were listed out of order by date. I have listed them in the order they appeared in the records.

Before July 1793 there was little indication of the age at death and no indication of the cause of death in the chapel records. The first time the cause of death was added to the records was in the later part of 1793. There were 18 deaths reported from July 1793 to December 1793 of which fourteen reported either the age and/or cause of death.


1793

Sex and AgeCause of Death Date
Male child None July 9
1 yo male None July 31
Child, maleScalded July 31
18 yo maleNoneAugust 29
60 yo maleRheum August 31
Married femaleOld AgeSeptember 2
FemaleOld AgeOctober 3
27 yo unmarried femaleFever, ScholesOctober 6
23 yo unmarried maleConsumptionOctober 19
Married femaleDeclineNovember 5
Male childNoneNovember 5
Male 21Eruption, died in infirmary, PopplewellNovember 6
Married femaleNoneNovember 15
MaleNoneNovember 19
5 yo femaleScarlet fever, SnelsonNovember 29
1 yo maleScarlet fever, SnelsonNovember 29
28 yo maleFeverDecember 24
No sex or agePox, can't read December 27
 
1794

Male 25 Fever, ScholesJanuary 5
Married femaleDeclineJanuary 10
37 yo married femaleDecline January 15
MaleFell off a wall January 21
88 maleOld AgeJanuary 22
83 yo maleNoneJanuary 22
Adult maleFever, High town February 10
15 yo femaleNoneFebruary 15
Male childNoneFebruary 18
3 yo femaleSmall pox, ScholesFebruary 25
6 yo femaleSmall pox, CleckheatonMarch 4
56 yo maleNoneMarch 5
3 yo femaleSmall pox, ScholesMarch 11
45 yo maleSudden deathMarch 16
3 yo femaleSmall pox, Lancashire March 19
16 yo maleDecline March 24
2 yo femaleSmall pox, ScholesMarch 26
2 yo male Small pox, LiversedgeMarch 26
MaleOld ageMarch 30
2 yo femaleSmall pox, PopplewellMarch 30
8 yo male Small pox, ScholesApril 1
1 yo femaleSmall pox, HunsworthApril 5
1 yo male Small pox, Chapel LaneApril 20
1 yo femaleSmall pox, CleckheatonApril 20
2 yo male NoneApril 20
79 yo femaleOld ageApril 25
5 yo male Small pox, CleckheatonMay 8
60 yo femaleNone May 12
Male childNone May 23
49 yo femaleConsumption May 31
Male infantSmall pox, CleckheatonJune 1
61 yo maleCan't readJune 13
Male infantNoneJune 14
Female child, can't read ageSmall pox, WikeJune 22
Female child, can't read age Small pox, Heaton LaneJune 24
3 yo femaleSmall pox, Wike July 22
15 yo femaleConsumptionJuly 30
MaleKilled in a quarryAugust 10
1 yo male None August 25
Infant male August 30
Married femaleDecline September 6
_______ None No date
FemaleNone September 24
MaleNone Sept 29
85 yo. male None October 6
15 yo. male Consumption November 2
58 yo. married female Consumption November 5
14 yo. male None November 6
Married female Apo. fit November 13
Married female Decline December 5
65 yo male Old age and decline December 9
 
1795
 
8 yo maleConsumptionJanuary 6
8 yo male Can't readJanuary 18
Male childDry cough, Liveredge January 22
Male childNoneJanuary 31
43 yo femalePneumoniaFebruary 10
Male, 48Fever and Convulsions, ScholesFebruary 10
Male, 15Consumption, PopplewellFebruary 18
26 yo unmarried femaleInflammationMarch 4
20 yo maleNoneApril 6
70 yo married femaleNoneApril 7
1 yo femaleNoneApril 8
72 yo maleConsumptionApril 13
71 yo maleDecline April 17
MaleDeclineMay 10
4 yo male NoneMay 19
45 yo married female & infant sonChildbirthMay 20
MaleConsumptionJune 9
MaleFever, CleckheatonJune 20
24 yo unmarried femaleConsumption July 28
54 yo male6 year declineAugust 14
28 yo married femaleNone August 25
17 yo female Decline August 28
Female child Anemia September 16
22 yo male Yellow fever, High Town September 22
3 yo male None September 23
1 day old male None October 11
Male child Can't read October 18
Female child Decline November 1
Married female None December 11
Female infant None December 12
 
* From December 1795 to June 1797 an additional notation was made on some deaths regarding the religious affilations of the deceased. Non Church of England members such as Methodists and other nonconformists were buried for a long time in the Church of England Cemetary.

Other notations indicate the person mental state, there are notations such as "pious", "unprepared", "prepared" I have added this notation after the cause of death.

 
Male Decline, *prepared December 20
 
1796
 
Male None. *ExcellentJanuary 4
Male infant None. Infant January 10
Male Decline. *Unprepared January 11
62 yo male Fits. *Doubtful February 10
6 month old female None. Infant February 10
21 yo married female Decline. *Unknown February 12
76 yo male Testical decay March 9
3 mo. Old female Whopping cough, Wike March 9
Female child Apo fits March 28
Married female Fits. *Pious June 26
Female child None June 30
2 yo male child Scarlet fever, Oakenshaw July 2
52 yo male Decline. *Unsettled July 27
52 yo female None. *Unknown July 27
79 yo female Decline July 31
1 yo female Scarlet Fever, Oakenshaw August 3
49 yo married female Can't read. *Hopeful August 10
Male child None September 2
Male child None September 2
15 yo male None September 7
Married female Decline September 11
3 yo female Scarlet Fever, Heaton September 27
Male child None October 23
Male Dropsy October 24
Married female Old age. *Unknown November 5
Male Old age. *Hopeful November 7
49 yo female Decline November 9
Married female Decline, *Methodist November 20
67 yo male Suddenly. *Non com December 2
57 yo male Fits. *Can't read December 17
 
1797
 
Young male None January 1
80 yo female Old age. *Believer January 3
17 yo female Dropsy February 17
55 yo married female Decline. *Non com March __
Male Fits April 3
Male Decline. *Methodist April 15
48 yo female Decline. *Methodist April 16
62 yo male Decline April 20
1 yo male None April 23
Female child Small pox, Cleckheaton April 25
Female child Small pox, Cleckheaton April 27
Male, 53 Pleurisy, Scholes May 3
2 yo female Small pox, Scholes May 5
28 yo married female Decline May 19
19 yo male Dropsy May 23
Male child Small pox, Cleckheaton May 24
2 yo male Consumption July 5
Female Consumption July 5
3 yo male Small pox, Hurteshead July 20
1 yo male Small pox, Oakenshaw July 30
61 yo male Consumption August 2
Female child Small pox, Heaton Lane August 20
22 yo male Consumption September 12
Married female None September 21
13 yo male Dry grip October 15
Male child None October 15
Female None October 21
3 mo. old female Consumption October 26
Married female None October 27
66 yo male Dropsy October 27
1 yo male None November 9
75 yo female None November 10
59 yo female Decline December 5
77 yo male None December 7
93 yo male None December 13
 
1798
 
Female child Small pox, Lower Wike January 17
Married female Bowel com. January 30
2 yo female Fits February 4
Female child None February 5
16 yo male Consumption February 10
23 yo male Consumption February 11
84 yo married female After a fall February 4
34 yo married female Dry gripes February 12
37 yo married female Decline February 16
2 yo female Small pox, Lower Wike February 28
1 yo male None March 13
1 yo female None March 15
65 yo married female None March 30
42 yo married female Childbirth March 31
6 yo male Consumption April 1
Female infant None April 6
Male Consumption April 8
77 yo male Decline April 9
86 yo male Old Age April 15
Male None April 15
Married female None April 26
Female None April 27
Male None May 1
Male infant None May 2
71 yo female Dropsy May 9
29 yo married female Decline May 20
Male infant None May 28
Male child None May 29
Female child None May 31
18 yo female Decline June 29
Male, blacksmith Old age July 7
40 yo married female Decline July 15
19 yo male Consumption July 15
Male child Small pox, Birkenshaw July 19
1 yo male Dry gripes, Oakenshaw August 11
56 yo married female Inflammation September 3
34 yo married female & infant daughter Childbirth September 3
Female infant Small pox, Upper Wike September 14
2 yo female Small pox, Upper Wike September 15
86 yo widowed female Long affliction September 19
80 yo widowed female Long affliction October 2
Female infant Small pox, Upper Wike October 6
21 yo female Childbirth October 10
1 yo female Dry cough, Upper Wike October 28
42 yo married female Consumption October 28
4 yo female Small pox, Upper Wike October 31
70 yo male Dropsy November 2
4 yo female Dry cough, Oakenshaw November 5
76 yo widowed female Old age November 8
68 yo male Jaundice November 20
Male child Consumption November 24
73 yo female "relic", widow Paraletic Apoplexia December 4
Female child Dry cough, Oakenshaw December 16
15 yo female DeclineDecember 31
 
Relict is a word that was used to indicate a widow. My impression is that it was a word used by the upper classes because I have only seen it used with women of some standing. This particular relict was, Dorothy, the widow of Dr. Richardson. This is the only entry that includes any comments outside the ordinary. Written in the space after her death is the following:
"The account of character of this excellent Lady copied from the Leeds Intelligence of the 3rd of December.

On Tuesday last died at L Iversons Esq. Black Bank House near the town in the 74th year of her age, Mrs. Richardson, relic of the late Richard Richardson, Esq. of Bierley near Bradford. So few of the imperfections and so many of the great and shinning qualities of a Christian have rarely been seen in one person as in her. Her principles were such as the Savior of the world inculcated and her conduct through a long and useful life showed the deep and solemn impressions they had made on her mind. She was ____ly attached to none of the religious parties of the day, but exemplified in her life the rational, solid, active virtues of them all. Her religion consisted not in words but in deeds: and she was anxious to be, rather than thought to be, a Christian. She has left behind her as many mourning, affectionate friends as had the honor of her acquaintance, and what can seldom be said of the most excellent character, perhaps not a single enemy; for such was the _____regularity and cheerfulness of her _____ and such the benevolence of her heart, and courtesy of her manners that it was scarce possible to know and not esteem her.

The poor have lost in her a most munificent fried, society an interesting companion, and the church of God one of its brightest ornament.

Note: The _____ spaces indicate several words that are too faded to read.
 
1799
 
64 yo widowed female Discouraged January 4
Female child Very sudden January 21
2 yo female Dry cough, Scholes January 24
75 yo widow None January 31
1 yo male Worm fever, Scholes February 5
74 yo widow Palsy, fits February 8
30 yo married female Dry gripes, Wibsey March 14
Male infant None March 19
65 yo male None April 5
83 yo male Tedivus or Teclivus (?) decay April 11
Orphaned female infant Always badly April 11
71 yo female Gradual decline April 13
8 yo female Dropsy in head May 15
81 yo widow Gradual decay May 17
1 yo female Constant illness May 30
11 yo male Rheum and pleurisy June 7
Male Drowned on Sunday June 18
22 yo unmarried female None June 20
53 yo married female Decline July 3
Male infant Suddenly August 11
1 yo male infant Swelling August 28
1 yo male Scalded on Saturday September 10
70 yo (can't read name) Decline September 18
78 yo female Old age October 11
46 yo male Dropsical October 22
Adult male None October 29
58 yo married female Consumption December 14
76 yo widow Fits December 31
 
1800
 
68 yo male Weakened ____ and want January 5
63 yo widow __________ January 5
82 yo widow Old age January 13
62 yo married female Rheumatism January 20
Male infant Fits January 26
Female child Fits January 26
20 yo unmarried female None February 28
26 yo male Decline March 5
56 yo male _______ March 5
68 yo married female None March 31
6 yo male 3 year illness April 1
50 yo female None April 22
22 yo female Consumption April 27
2 yo female Consumption May 4
68 yo married female Palsy May 18
51 yo ______ Rheum. and decline May 18
58 yo male Decline June 4
1 yo female Scalding June 7
5 yo male Scarlet fever, Heaton Lane June 8
_______ Fits June 15
Male infant None June 19
43 yo married female Consumption June 20
90 yo male None September 11
63 yo male Consumption September 14
Male infant None September 14
Male None October 3
83 yo female None October 19
Male ______ October 22
29 yo married female Child bearing October 27
12 yo female Bloody flux November 23
A man and his wife, 71 & 60 Decline December 1
2 yo female Small pox, Leeds December 14
56 yo male Decline December 18
Infant maleFits December 26
 
1801
 
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64 yo widowed female Asthma and dropsy January 11
Married female Fever after childbirth January 13
31 yo female Indisposed after childbirth January 14
51 yo male Jaundice January16
10 yo female Fever, Birkenshaw January 25
78 yo male Sudden death January 24
25 yo married female Fever, Scholes January 30
67 yo _____ Fever, Birkenshaw February 6
Female infant Small pox, Cleckheaton February 10
57 yo male Decay of liver, etc. February 11
Female infant Small pox, Cleckheaton February 12
Infant Small pox, Cleckheaton February 13
Male infant Small pox, Cleckheaton February 15
Married female None February 18
Female child None February 22
Female infant Fits March 3
______ Fever, Lightcliff March 6
Male child None March 12
3 yo male Small pox, Cleckheaton March 14
6 yo female Small pox, Cleckheaton March 17
36 yo married female Consumption March 20
30 year old married female and her newborn child Childbirth April 3
5 yo male None April 3
65 yo male None April 5
20 yo______ Bloody flux April 10
Female infant None April 10
23 yo female ______ April 12
5 mo. old ____ Fits April 22
48 yo married female Fits May 1
10 yo male Decline May 8
78 yo female Fever, Cleckheaton May 23
Female infant Fits June 14
Only last name entered None June 22
Male child None June 16
Female child None July 14
Female child None July 24
Male child None August 2
Married female None August 19
1 yo male Small pox, Blacuh August 19
Infant male Small pos, High Town August 31
2 yo female Scarlet fever, Wike Lane August 31
10 yo male Small pox, Scholes September 3
1 yo female Scarlet fever, Wike September 8
22 yo unmarried female None September 10
Male child Decline September 20
40 yo male Fits September 24
2 yo male Fever and scalding September 30
40 yo male Fits September 30
8 mo. old male Small pox, Scholes October 2
8 yo female Wearing and _____ October 4
43 yo married female Childbirth October 9
14 yo male Consumption October 17
26 yo male Consumption October 31
2 yr and 9 mo. female Small pox, Scholes November 2
3 yo female Small pox, Scholes November 5
4 yo female Small pox, Scholes November 5
6 yo female Small pox, Scholes November 7
3 yo male Small pox, High Trouble November 8
2 yo female Small pox, Scholes November 11
2 yo male Inflamed lungs November 14
27 yo male Fever, Bierley November 15
Married female Protracted decline November 17
1 yo female None November 22
2 yo male Worm fever, Scholes November 23
3 yo male Worm fever & small pox, Scholes November 30
88 yo male Afflicted 10 years December 2
65 yo male Sudden _____ December 2
76 yo widowed female Consumption Asthma December 6
1 yo female Small pox, Wike December 17
4 yo male Chin fever, Hightown December 17
 
1802
 
25 yo male Consumption January 7
30 week old (?) Chin cough, Halifax January 7
20 yo unmarried female Decline January 23
2 yo male Worm fever, Hearth, Moor Side January 24
59 yo female Suddenly February 10
1 yo female None March 10
Male infant None March 15
Male child Chin cough, Huntshead March 20
65 yo married female ____ and Dropsy March 21
Male infant Decline March 22
3 yo female Scarlet fever, High Town April 2
Male Consumption April 14
22 yo male Fits May 9
Female infant Smothered in bed May 12
3 yo female Worm fever, Scholes May 19
7 yo female Decline May 23
22 yo unmarried female Fever and fits, Bierley May 25
66 yo male Hurt June 9
82 yo male Mortification July 21
64 yo male Hurt by the stroke of a Mu--,also stone and gravel July 25
46 yo married female Mortification July 26
Female infant None August 13
Infant male None August 15
Infant male Intestines August 21
4 yo female Worm fever, Cleckheaton August 25
3 yo female None September 3
64 yo widowed female Decline September 12
60 yo widowed female Apoplectic fit September 21
66 yo male Suddenly October 24
71 yo male Decline October 24
Female Consumption October 29
48 yo male Consumption and Dropsy November 15
69 yo male Decay December 23
1 yo male Fits and hurt December 31
26 yo unmarried female Consumption December 31
 
1803
 
23 yo married female Consumption January 9
2 yo female Scalded January 13
1 yo female Fever, violent, Scholes January 15
45 yo married female Decline after childbirth January 23
80 yo widowed female Decline, old age February 16
Female infant None February 18
24 yo male Consumption February 25
55 yo male Consumption & "lumeness" February 27
Female, wife Consumption & fits March 6
Male Old age and decline March 13
13 yo male Fell into a coal pit March 16
3 yo female Worm fever, High Town April 3
Male Decline April 19
Infant male Croup, Scholes April 23
Infant female Decline April 24
41 yo male Consumption May 8
14 yo female Consumption June 19
79 yo male None June 20
Female child None July2
77 year married female Fits and consumption July 17
71 yo male Decline August 11
Female child Consumption August 31
2 yo female Fits September 6
75 yo male Suddenly October 10
15 yo female Fever, Wibsey October 23
69 yo male Asthma and consumption December 18
31 yo married female Decline after childbirth December 18
43 yo male Fever, Scholes December 20
29 yo married female Consumption December 31
39 yo married female Wen and cancer 14 years10 December 31
 
1804
 
75 yo widow None January 4
13 yo female Fever, Northowram January 19
22 yo male Fever, Lower Wike January 25
68 yo male Fits, found dead, gov. inquest January 27
Infant male None January 27
31 yo male Consumption January 27
75 yo female Decline January 29
wife 46 Mortification, Scholes February 3
Infant male Decline after 6 months February 7
14 yo male Wearing February 12
30 yo male Consumption February 10
30 yo femaleand child of 1 Consumption February 22
28 yo female Childbirth March 6
Male infant None March 11
13 yo male Scarlet fever, Wilsey March 15
Female infant Fits April 12
3 yo female Small pox, Cleckheaton April 12
39 yo male Stone April 21
69 yo male Mortification April 25
76 yo male Decline May 23
85 yo male None May 25
89 yo widow None May 31
2 yo male Decline June 5
Male infant None June 14
Male infant None June 17
32 yo married female Decay June 26
18 yo male Consumption July 11
Male infant Fits July 12
Male child Small pox, Oakenshaw July 14
Widow Decline July 15
Female infant Small pox, Bowling July 24
12 yo male Asthma August 9
18 yo female Consumption August 26
7 yo female Worn fever, Scholes August 28
37 yo married female Rhematism August 30
17 yo male Consumption September 10
Female infant Small pox, Oakenshaw September 27
5 yo male Inflammation of the brain October 20
41 yo married female Childbirth October 29
1 yo female Chin cough and consumption, Wike November 25
5 yo male Worn fever, Heaton Lane December 23
Infant Fits December 25

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