An English Death Certificate: Thomas Pusey, d. 1850

I just got a death certificate in the mail – always a happy day for me.  My husband thinks I’m morbid, but that’s okay.:)

This is the first time I’ve ever ordered an English death certificate before and I was excited with what information it contained.

Thomas Pusey (Pewsey) died on 18 May 1850 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England at 81 yrs of age.  He was my husband’s 4th great-grandfather.

I had previously found him in the census in Hawkhurst, so I already knew that was where he lived.  I also knew that he was a carpenter.  His wife, Ann Pusey (Pewsey) was present at his death. I believe it says that he died of disease of the prostate glands.  Then it says gravel (I’m assuming a kidney stone).  I’m not quite sure what it is saying under that – can anyone decipher it?  Something was crossed out.

I’ve been very happy with the www.findmypast.co.uk website.  I was easily able to find this certificate in the index and then order it.  The service from the General Register Office was very quick also!!

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  • Jo Graham - March 20, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Jen, I can’t read the word that begins with B (or P?) and I think “years” will relate to the duration of the illness. Not sure about the bit underneath though, then possibly “certified”? You’re right about gravel – kidney stones. Hope someone else can make more sense of the handwriting!ReplyCancel

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