CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive

 
Resources - Epidemics

Year Type and area affected Source of information
1591 Bubonic plague recorded at Redruth Cornwall in Focus
1625 Plague in London Cornish Weather and Cornish People, Dr. James Whetter
1626 Plague in Cornwall -
Falmouth and other parts of the West Country
Cornish Weather and Cornish People, Dr. James Whetter
1647 Plague in St Ives Cornish Weather and Cornish People, Dr. James Whetter
1665 Plague in London Cornish Weather and Cornish People, Dr. James Whetter
1667 Great Plague reaches West Cornwall Cornwall in Focus
1698 Smallpox in Helston Cornish Weather and Cornish People, Dr. James Whetter
1708-09 Small Pox epidemic Cornwall in Focus
1780-82 Smallpox pandemic Evidence that the disease reached Cornwall - Parish Registers
1832 Cholera, Penzance & surrounds Parish Register entries
1849 Cholera in West Cornwall and worldwide Cornwall in Focus
1863-64 Scarlet Fever, Cornwall and Nationwide Parish Register entries and online sources

 
Contributed by Pat Balmer and other OPCs
 
Further information about countrywide epidemics can be found on Rick Parson's West Penwith website.