Alternative Reference numberPR138/G1
TitleNotebook of ‘Bills of Mortality’ containing parish statistical information (including mortality rates, detailing annual marriages, baptisms and burials, etc., covering years 1561 - 1836)
DescriptionEndorsed: ‘Bills of mortality from the parish register of Sheffield, according to Dr Short till 1751, continued by the Reverend Mr Goodwin, corrected and further continued by G. S. [another hand] the Reverend George Smith, A.M., assistant minister of the parish church and Curate of Ecclesall until the year 1816, and now continued by Mr Joseph Hudson’.


Handwritten annual statistical summaries of marriages, baptisms and burials (broken down according to males/females) covering years 1561 - 1836 (early entries evidently retrospectively compiled from analysis of parish registers) with marriage totals only continued to 1847.

‘Abstract of account of population of Sheffield by the overseers to Government under Mr Abbots bill, 1801’ (detailing population of males and females broken down by township), 1801 with similar statistical population summary for 1811.

‘Dissenters Returns of Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Burials’ covering years 1801 -1810 and 1811 - 1820.

Printed summary of population of Sheffield as returned by the Overseers to the Government 1821 (pasted into front of volume) detailing population of males and females broken down by township and including total numbers of marriages, baptisms and burials with comparisons with preceding century, 1821.

News-cuttings (pasted into volume) from ‘The Iris’ relating to Sheffield population returns, Jul 1811 (detailing population statistics 1801 - 1811)

Loose printed ‘bills of mortality’ (detailing annual statistical summaries of baptisms, burials and marriages in parish of Sheffield), 1824, 1831 - 1836.

Statement of births, marriages, divorces and deaths etc. in Paris (France) during 1801.
Date[early 19th cent] - 1847
Extent1 volume
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