Cause of her death was Tubercular Phthisis (Consumption) several years.3
Her death certificate is the first documented spelling of the name as Whitney.
Definition of Consumption from Family Chronicle Magazine, v.2, #1, September/October 1997, Page 20: A wasting away of the body; formerly applied especially to pulmonary tuberculosis.
Mary married Edmund WITNEY on 31 May 1818 in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.1 (Edmund WITNEY was born about 1790 in , , , England and died on 16 June 1842 in Pownall Fee, Wilmslow Parish, Cheshire, England 4.) The cause of his death was Pneumonia.3
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2 Certificate of Death. Widow of Edmund Witney, aged 45, died in Pownall Fee 23 December 1843, registered by doctor. This information was in an E-mail from a researcher, Howard Gibbs, in England who obtained a copy of the death certificate. See Death Cause entry for complete information from certificate.
Ibid, Certified Copy of an Entry of Death - DXZ718132. General Register Office, England, Registration District Altrincham, Sub-district of Wilmslow in the County of Chester.
Entry reads: #430 - Twenty third of December 1843 Pownall Fee - Mary Whitney - Female - 45 years - Widow of Edmond Whitney, turner - Tubercular Phthisis several years - Thomas Moore surgeon in attendance (residence) Bollinfee - (registered) Twenty sixth of December 1843 - John Keeling registrar. Given at the GRO the 26th day of May 2000. Application # B009415.
4 Ibid, Edmund Witney, age 52. His wife Mary was in attendance at time of death.