Lancashire, Manchester Cholera Victims 1832

Were your ancestors caught up in the first great cholera outbreak to hit Britain in 1832? Search the cases collected by Manchester doctor Henry Gaulter MD, who was trying to find out what was causing the disease that swept through much of the world that year. Gaulter took detailed notes of a representative sample of cases, and through these you could find out when your ancestor contracted the illness, whether they survived and where they lived. Gaulter also noted what lifestyle factors might have made his subjects more susceptible to the disease – giving a fascinating insight into how your ancestors were living.

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