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From: Jacqueline Wilson <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Social Commentary from beyond the grave
Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 21:08:06 -0500
Christy: glad to see the vicar on the right side of science!
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On May 22, 2010, at 8:44 PM, Christy Fillerup wrote:
I had to share the fascinating commentary I found in an English parish
register today. The register (Mickleover, Derbyshire General register
the years 1788 and 1789, page 37, FHL 1,041,424 if anyone is interested)
lists a number of deaths of children all within a few days of each
July of 1788. In the margin the vicar wrote:
"These children died of the small pox from the supreme and superstitious
folly in not inoculating and then these absurd parents excusing their
impiety with a pretence [sic] that their time was come.."
A few lines into 1789 another death occurred: "John Ride another
the small pox."
These few lines have sent me on an odyssey of researching this disease
the beginning of inoculation in England. A fascinating glimpse into the
history of the area, and the crusading spirit of the vicar. I hope he
able to convince some in his fold of the "superstitious folly" of not
Thanks for listening to the rant! I had to share it with folks who would
understand the fascination <grin>.
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