Partial Transcript

Registration District: Wigan
1897. Death in the Sub-district of Standish in the County of Lancaster

When and where died Sixteenth January 1894
Thorn Hill, Standish
Name and surname Maria Ormandy Harrison
Sex Female
Age 33 years
Occupation Cotton Weaver
Cause of death Morbus Cordis Mitral
2 years
General Anasarca
Certified by Geo. Abbott, LRCP
Signature, description and residence of informant Joseph Woods, Brother in Law
In attendance
22 Oldfield Street, Wigan
When registered Sixteenth January 1894
Signature of registrar Robert Gillibran

[Certified copy obtained from the General Register Office, 10 April 2007]

Research Notes

Morbus Cordis means heart disease. Mitral refers to a heart valve. Anasarca refers to fluid retention that often accompanies heart malfunction. Thorn Hill, Standish is located about 100m south of Boar’s Head at the modern day location of the Standish reservoir. It is therefore almost certain that Maria died at her father’s residence at the Standish Pumping Station.