Holmfirth Flood of 1852 - Ages of victims
The following table gives the exact (years, months & days) or reported ages of the 78 known victims of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852.
- 34 of the victims (43.6%) were aged under 13
- 11 of the victims (14.1%) were teenagers
- 33 of the victims (42.3%) were aged over 19
Notes and References
- Age of "10 weeks" was given in several newspaper reports and also in The Flood Came and Took Them All Away: A Sermon on the Holmfirth Flood (1852) by Rev. Joshua Fawcett.
- Birth registered in Q1 1851.
- Birth registered in Q3 1850.
- Age given in burials register.
- The burials register gave her age as 5 years.
- Birth registered in Q4 1845.
- Birth registered in Q3 1844.
- Burials registers gave his age as 5 years.
- Based on the 1851 Census return.
- Based on newspaper reports.