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Plagues & Disasters

The following table was compiled from information sent to the Rootsweb Kent list in June 2000 by Leeanne Simons flsimons@telus.net. Information has been added to it and more will be added as it is submitted to me. Anybody is welcome to submit additional Health and Natural Disasters to be added. I believe that it is a very handy reference list that would often explain a number of deaths in one family over a short space of time. Any comment would be appreciated.
Year Ailment or disaster Place Remarks
1350 1499 1507 1551 1555 1556 1578 1586 1591 1593 1596 1603 1612 1617 1623 1625 1626 1630 1631 1633 1636 1637 1647 1648 1648 1654 1657 1662 1665 1666 1668 1677 1687 1690 1699 1702 1702 1706 1713 1713 1721 1723 1723 1728 1729 1732 1732 1735 1738 1739 1743 1747 1755 1759 1761 1763 1767 1772 1775 1783 1788 1789 1792 1793 1793 1802 1803 1820 1826 1826 1829 1831 1831 1832 1833 1834 1837 1837 1841 1847 1847 1847 1848 1850 1850 1850 1851 1852 1853 1855 1857 1858 1860 1861 1865 1865 1865 1868 1869 1871 1873 1873 1878 1885 1886 1889 1893 1900 1901 1902 1907 1917 1931 1942 1947 1990 Bubonic plague Bubonic plague Fever Influenza Famine Bubonic plague Bubonic plague Bubonic plague Acute distress Bubonic plague Famine Bubonic plague Bubonic plague Smallpox Bad years Bubonic plague Bubonic plague Very bad year Bubonic plague Smallpox Bubonic plague Bubonic plague Yellow Fever Smallpox Whooping cough Bubonic plague Measles Smallpox Bubonic plague Bubonic plague Yellow Fever Smallpox Measles Yellow Fever Yellow Fever Yellow Fever Scarlet Fever Yellow Fever Measles Smallpox Smallpox Influenza Famine Yellow Fever Measles Yellow Fever Influenza Diphtheria/scarlet Smallpox Measles Yellow Fever Measles Smallpox Measles Influenza Smallpox Smallpox Measles Influenza Bilious disorder Measles Influenza Yellow Fever Unknown Influenza Smallpox Yellow Fever Fever Cholera Dengue Fever Malaria Cholera Cholera Influenza Cholera Cholera Typhus Smallpox Yellow Fever Measles Yellow Fever Influenza Cholera Yellow Fever Influenza Dengue Fever Cholera Yellow Fever Cholera Yellow Fever Influenza Smallpox Smallpox Epidemics Smallpox Cholera Typhus Smallpox Fire Flood Influenza Cholera Yellow Fever Typhoid Yellow Fever Influenza Polio Plague Smallpox Septic Pneumonia Polio Influenza Polio Polio Polio Aids/HIV WW* UK London UK* UK UK UK* UK UK* Chesterfield UK UK UK* UK UK US* UK UK UK UK UK US* UK UK West Indies US US UK US Boston US NY UK UK Eyam US NY US* Boston US Boston US NY US SC US* NY US Boston US SC US Boston S A US Boston WW UK* US SC US Boston US SC WW* US* US S.Carolina US* Boston US* NY US CT, NY, PA, SC SA US North America US& West Indies US* Boston SA US WW* US US PA, NY US US* US PA US Vermont, Virginia US Nebraska US NY US* WW* US* and West Indies US* UK Started WW US* US US Ohio US NY US PA US Indians US US Indians US NO WW* WW* US US* US* US IL US NO Birmingham? US WW* SA US* Pennsylvania US* US* US US* US* SA SA UK* N. America & Europe US US NO US PA US FL WW* US US* US* SA US* WW* US US SA* WW 1507-51 Rains brought famine 1556-63 Extreme Harvest failed Harvests failed & epidemics Native Indians 2 years Many died Native Indians Extreme Mansell Upham 7 years poor harvests 4 yrs -New England omariana@xsinet.co.za omariana@xsinet.co.za Fatal 7 yrs 1826-37 1826 omariana@xsinet.co.za numerous infectious diseases 7 yrs Western Cape 1st known outbreak Anglo Boer War 9 yrs. Worst ever 11 yrs baz@mbury.new.co.za (allantm@mweb.co.za)