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A general Bill of all the Christenings and Burials in the Parish of Ackworth, in the County of York, extracted from the Parish Register, for ten Years, from March 25, 1747, to March 25, 1757.

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In this parish there are

160 Houses, 12 of which are uninhabited. 1603 Souls of the following ages, viz.

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A general Bill of all the Christenings and Burials in the Parish of Ackworth, in the County of York, for from March 25, 1757, to March 25, 1767.

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S184 Houses, 11 of which are uninhabited.
1728 Souls of the following ages, viz.

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In 1702 there were only eleven children baptized, six of whom are now living in the parish, and have resided here almost all the time.

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ESSAY

ESSAY II.

Proofs of the Insalubrity of marshy Situations. In a Letter to the Rev. Dr. Horsley, read to the Royal Society, Jan. 13, 1774, and published in the Philosophical Transactions. Vol. lxiv. p. 96.

DEAR SIR,

DR. Priestley's paper on the noxious effects of stagnant waters, read last Thursday to the Royal Society, brought to my remembrance a Table exhibiting the rate of mortality in a parish situated among marshes, which I had seen in Mr. MURET'S Observations, published in the Memoirs for 1766 of the Economical Society at Bern. I have since examined this Table, and found that it contains a full confirmation of Dr. Priestley's assertions. This parish is a part of the district of Vaud, belonging to the canton of Bern, in Switzerland, and contained 169 families, and 696 inhabitants. Mr. MURET'S Table of the rate of mortality in it is formed from a register of the ages at which all died in it for 15 years. With this Table he has also given Tables Ꭱ '

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from like registers of the rates of mortality in seven small towns; in 36 country parishes and villages; in 16 parishes situated in the Alps; in 12 corn parishes; and in 18 vintage parishes.--From comparing these Tables it appears that the probabilities of living are highest in the most hilly parts of the province, and lowest in the marshy parish just mentioned. The difference is indeed remarkable, as will appear from the following particulars. One half of all born in the mountains live to the age of 47. In the marshy parish, one half live only to the age of 25. In the hills one in 20 of all that are born live to 80. In the marshy parish, only one in 52 reaches this age. In the hills, a person aged 40 has a chance of 80 to 1, for living a year. In the marshy parish, his chance for living a year is not 30 to 1.-In the hills, persons aged 20, 30, and 40, have an even chance for living 41, 33, and 25 years respectively. In the fenny parish, persons, at these ages, have an even chance of living only 30, 23, and 15 years.

I am sensible that observations for only 15 years, in one small parish, do not afford as decisive and ample an authority, in the present case, as there is reason to wish for: and that, therefore, the perfect exactness of the particulars I have recited, cannot be depended on. They are, however, suffi

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