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Plague in 17th century Suffolk by Clive Paine

Suffolk Archives, Bury St Edmunds

Plague in 17th century Suffolk by Clive Paine

Type
Event / Lecture, talk or reading
Location
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Date
02/11/2019 - 02/11/2019

Plague was the killer disease of the 17th century. It struck communities in Suffolk at different times throughout the century. For example, Ixworth and Long Melford were infected in 1604, Bury in 1637, Hartest, Cockfield, Woodbridge and Ipswich in 1665. In the latter year all 12 Ipswich parishes suffered, over 500 people dying in three months in St Margaret’s parish alone. This talk, illustrated by contemporary woodcuts, burial registers and public health regulations from London, Ipswich and Bury, shows how the local authorities tried to cope with the problem. Parish registers will be used to present case studies of individual families from rural and urban parishes.

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