Family Tree

Whilst doing research for my family tree, I was looking for the date of death of my great great grandfather, John Edwards, and came across a double page of deaths in London for the year 1864, just for names beginning with the letter E. Twenty-four of them were under the age of one and almost as many again under the age of five. I knew infant mortality was high in the Victorian era, from researching facts for my books, but this harsh reality of seeing actual babies’ names proved the point more than numbers on a page could ever do.


About angelarigley

Married, with 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Besides writing my books and also the occasional poem or short story, I enjoy reading; singing in my church choir; researching my family tree. especially in the Lake District; flower arranging; bird watching, especially in the Lake District: my favourite place (sorry, I might have already mentioned that); playing Scrabble; Sudokos
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2 Responses to Family Tree

  1. genealyn says:

    Tough times to raise a family.


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