Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Fire in Yarmouth
Mystery solved .
it was not a big fire but know we know what happened
Fire in Great Yarmouth in 1868.
We find this in the local history of Great Yarmouth in the 19th century,written in later life about the town.
We find in a presentation of teachers at the start of a new term.
"Another teacher of the French language was M. Vlieland.
He was greatly incensed when, in an action brought against him, the opposing counsel called him Mr. Flyland.
He stated that his sister was burnt to death at Yarmouth in 1870.
This should have happened Jun quarter of 1870.
Betty found out what happened .
Here is what the certificate says: No. 326; When and where died: Fourteenth February 1870 Malakoff Place; Name: Mary Vieland; Sex: Female; Age 78 years; Occupation: Formerly a Needlewoman; Cause of Death: Accidental in consequence of the clothes deceased was wearing catching fire; Signature, etc: Information received from C. H. Chamberlin, Coroner for Yarmouth. Inquest held 14th February 1870; when registered: Fifth April 1870; Signature of registrar: J. Gayly, Registrar.
the whole story
Mary died at the age of 78 years so she must be born 1792.
Formerly a needlewoman it says on the death certificate.
We have Maria (Mary)born on 31-12-1792 and baptised 03-01-1793 Rotterdam daughter of Jan Hollander and Catrina Frits.
Sister of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland the professor.
Then Betty found out that there had been an inquest and had found the death certificate.
Here is what the deathcertificate says:
Today we found in the Bury and Norwich post of 15 February 1870.
In French Chit Chat of J.N.Vlieland on page 103 (thanks Cliff ) you can find .