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Edinburgh Mortality (Burial) Statistics, 1740 - 1792

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 Edinburgh Mortality (Burial) Statistics, 1740 - 1792

 From; The Scots Magazine monthly Bill of Mortality tables

 This file contains;
 1 - No. of men buried, 1740 - 1748
 2 - No. of women buried, 1740 - 1748
 3 - No. of children buried, 1740 - 1748
 4 - No. of Male burials, 1749 - 1780
 5 - No. of Female burials, 1749 - 1780
 6 - Total Number of burials, 1740 - 1780

 Note: Whilst subject to all the usual problems associated with the
       use of Bills of Mortality (see Flinn, M.W. (ed), Scottish
       population history from the seventeenth century to the 1930s
       (Cambridge, 1977)), care must also be taken with the changing 
       area covered by the Bills.  Thus the following churchyards were
       apparently included during the given periods;

           1740 - 1776; City and West Kirk 
           1777 - 1786; City
           1787 - 1792; City, West Kirk, Cannongate and Carlton

FORMAT
1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 (I4,2X,I3)
1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 (I4,7X,I3)
1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 (I4,12X,I3)
1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 (I4,17X,I3)
1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 (I4,22X,I3)
1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 (I4,27X,I3)
STOP
          Deaths per Year
Year  Men  Wo- Child Male Fe-  Total
           men  -ren      male
DATA
1740  240  312  688            1240
1741  198  306  626            1130
1743  282  375  722            1379
1744  225  396  688            1309
1745  343  360  760            1463
1746  429  411  872            1712
1747  266  348  587            1201
1748  259  395  632            1286
1749                 557  575  1132
1751                 596  645  1241
1752                 585  602  1187
1753                 543  562  1105
1754                 545  670  1215
1755                 548  639  1187
1756                 616  700  1316
1757                 616  651  1267
1758                 490  511  1001
1759                 597  539  1136
1760                 591  532  1123
1761                 421  482   903
1762                 688  617  1305
1763                 596  564  1160
1764                 518  519  1037
1765                 614  636  1250
1766                 513  538  1051
1767                 484  561  1045
1768                 441  484   925
1769                 557  538  1095
1770                 573  670  1243
1771                 550  664  1214
1772                 558  623  1181
1773                 510  597  1107
1774                 648  703  1351
1775                 533  581  1114
1776                 509  602  1111
1777                 437  523   960
1778                 307  413   720
1779                 339  419   758
1780                 352  401   753
1781                 295  347   642
1782                 375  428   803
1783                 306  336   642
1784                 395  410   805
1785                 297  386   683
1786                 340  412   752
1787                 862  965  1827
1788                 981 1143  2124
1789                 980 1095  2075
1790                 967 1037  2004
1791                1215 1377  2592
1792                 972 1051  2023
9999
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