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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Bruton, Death Comes to – A Market Town in Somerset c.1400- c.1900


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(P W Randell)  A study on death in Bruton and its immediate neighbourhood, concentrated on four main areas ? causes of death, attitudes to death, burials including the role of the church and the churchyard and the worldly consequences of death.

The contrast is explored between the wealthier in the community who left a will and poor families who faced destitution when the main breadwinner died.

486 pages.  Soft covers.