History in Kent => General History => Topic started by: Carol gent on February 13, 2018, 16:14:54

Title: Black death
Post by: Carol gent on February 13, 2018, 16:14:54
Hello, does anyone know how I can find out if there are any local buriel sites for the Black Death? 13th 14th century.
Many thanks.
Carol mtFmeb
Title: Re: Black death
Post by: grandarog on February 13, 2018, 18:18:32
This may give you a start on your quest.
http://villagenet.co.uk/history/1348-blackdeath.php
Good Luck  :)

PS If I remember rightly Dode Village was wiped out by the plague.
Title: Re: Black death
Post by: Carol gent on February 14, 2018, 07:25:18
Thankyou Grandarog.
Yes, I had found that info, but not my area of interest. I found out that people with the Black Death were sent from anterbury too, where I used to live, which was Denstroude near Blean or Dunkirk, as they sometimes referred to it as. I just wondered if there was a burial ground in that area.
Carol
Title: Re: Black death
Post by: grandarog on February 14, 2018, 09:32:13
As the folk that contracted the Black Death Plague at Canterbury were banished to Denstroude they would have died there. I should think there would have been quite a few burial pits (not graves) in the outskirts of the village.
Title: Re: Black death
Post by: Carol gent on February 14, 2018, 16:49:08
Hi Grandarog, yes thatís what I thought, but do you know how to find out where those pits may be?
Thanks
Carol.
Title: Re: Black death
Post by: grandarog on February 15, 2018, 12:25:00
I think you would have to rely on village folklore handed down ,or maybe a local history society would have some knowledge of old maps which might show something.
Title: Re: Black death
Post by: Carol gent on February 15, 2018, 21:59:51
Thanks Grandarog Iíll have a go down that avenue!
Carol.
Title: Re: Black death
Post by: davpott on February 27, 2018, 16:20:12
Dr Shelia Sweetinburgh is probably a good person to ask. She will certainly know the best person to ask if she doesn't know herself.

She is local and can easily be found by using Google.