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Registration District: Wigan
1862. Death in the Sub-district of Wigan in the County of Lancaster

When and where died Twentieth October 1862
43 Princess Street
Name and surname Henry Mawdsley
Sex Male
Age about 60 years
Occupation Cowkeeper and Provision dealer
Cause of death Heart disease and Bronchitis
6 months
3 months
Signature, description and residence of informant Edward Barton
In attendance
Dr. Marsh’s Houses
Chapel Lane, Wigan
When registered Twenty first October 1862
Signature of registrar Robert Halliwell, Registrar

[Certified copy obtained from the General Register Office, 7 July 2006]

Research Notes

Dropsy, now called edema or oedema, refers to swelling of any organ or tissue due to an accumulation of lymph fluid. It is most common in the feet or ankles.