Partial Transcript

Registration District: Garstang
1850. Death in the Sub-district of Garstang in the County of Lancaster

When and where died Eleventh December 1850
Nether Wyresdale
Name and surname George Eccles
Sex Male
Age 41 years
Occupation Husbandsman
Cause of death Consumption
4 months
Not certified
Signature, description and residence of informant Ellen Willam
Present at the death
Nether Wyresdale
When registered Eleventh December 1850
Signature of registrar T. Nobleton

[Certified copy obtained from the General Registrar Office in Wigan on 9 March 2008]

Research Notes

Consumption is tuberculosis, a bacterial infection that normally attacks the lungs. Ellen Willam, a 27-year-old spinster who lived in Nether Wyresdale, appears to have been a neighbour with no obvious family ties to the Eccles.