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Parish death records

Postby davelewis » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:23 pm

Hello, Newby here. I've been researching family tree for just a few months, but already have over 400 names listed, going back to around 1560.

I have just come across a parish death record which looks a little unusual. It's from Feniton in Devon, and each page is laid out in 3 columns. Column 1 is the name of the deceased. Column 3 contains male names which recur, so I take that to be the presiding clergyman.

Column 2 is the issue here. it contains names which recur (so they are not relatives), and they are all female. Would these be the group of village women responsible for preparing corpses?
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Re: Parish death records

Postby rockyfowler » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:02 pm

Hi these records have been transcribed by the Feniton History Group you could always ask them for advice? Hope it helps would be interested if they knew who those people were Regard RF
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