17th Century Death Roulette

Using real mortality records from
London’s Dreadful Visitation, see
what you might’ve died from in 1665

Spin that wheel

(features mild strobing & grim deaths)

  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Ague (fever with sweating & chills)
  • Bloody flux (bloody stools)
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Cough
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Drowned at St. Mary Whitechappel
  • Feaver
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Flux (expulsion of bodily fluids)
  • French-pox (syphilis)
  • Grief
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Killed with a Cart at St. Giles Cripplegate
  • Kingsevil (scrofula)
  • Overlaid (accidentally suffocated as infant)
  • Quinsie (abscess in tonsils/throat)
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Sciatica
  • Scowring (diarrhoea)
  • Scurvy
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Strangury (difficulty urinating)
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Ulcer
  • Winde
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Bleeding
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisoms (death in first month of life)
  • Collick
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Cough
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Drowned at St. Katharine’s by the Tower
  • Feaver
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Flux (expulsion of bodily fluids)
  • Found dead in the Street in Stepney
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Kingsevill (scrofula)
  • Mouldfallen (malformed skull or hydrocephaly)
  • Kild accidentally with a Carbine, at St. Michael Wood Street
  • Overlaid (accidentally suffocated as infant)
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Rupture
  • Scalded in a Brewers Mash, at St. Giles Cripplegate
  • Scurvy
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Ulcer
  • Vomiting
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Apoplexie (stroke, heart attack or aneurysm)
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisoms (death in first month of life)
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Cough
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Feaver
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Flux (expulsion of bodily fluids)
  • Found dead at St. Andrew Holborn
  • French-pox (syphilis)
  • Gowt
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Head-mould-shot (compressed skull or hydrocephaly)
  • Jaundies
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Kild at St. Clement Danes
  • Kingsevill (scrofula)
  • Livergrown
  • Overlaid (accidentally suffocated as infant)
  • Plurisie (inflammation of lung membranes)
  • Purples
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Scalded at St. Andrew Holborn
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stone
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Thrush
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Winde
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Apoplexie (stroke, heart attack or aneurysm)
  • Broke his neck by a fall aboard a Ship at St. Katherines
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Collick
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Cough
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Drowned in a pond at Stepney
  • Feaver
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Flux (expulsion of bodily fluids)
  • French-pox (syphilis)
  • Gangrene
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Killed at St. Andrew Holborn|Killed at St. Martin in the Fields|Killed by the kick of an Horse at St. Andrew Wardrobe|Killed by a fall from a Garret Window at St. Olaves in Southwark
  • Kingsevil (scrofula)
  • Livergrown
  • Measles
  • Murthered at St. Paul Covent Garden
  • Overlaid (accidentally suffocated as infant)
  • Quinsie (abscess in tonsils/throat)
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Scurvy
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stone
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Strangury (difficulty urinating)
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Ulcer
  • Vomiting
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Wounded
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Cough
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Feaver
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Gowt
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Jaundies
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Killed with a fall off a Horse at St. Martin in the fields
  • Overlaid (accidentally suffocated as infant)
  • Plague
  • Plurisie (inflammation of lung membranes)
  • Quinsie (abscess in tonsils/throat)
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Scowring (diarrhoea)
  • Scurvy
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stone
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Timpany (bloated digestive tract)
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Vomiting
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Bleeding
  • Cancer
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Drowned at St. Katharines Tower|Drowned at St. Magdalen Bermondsie
  • Executed
  • Feaver
  • Fistula
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Flux (expulsion of bodily fluids)
  • Found dead in the street at St. Peters in Cheapside
  • French-pox (syphilis)
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Jaundies
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Killd at St. Martins in the fields
  • Kingsevil (scrofula)
  • Livergrown
  • Palsie (paralysis, weakness or tremors)
  • Plague
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Scurvy
  • Shot with a Pistol at Saviours Southwark
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Strangury (difficulty urinating)
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Thrush
  • Timpany (bloated digestive tract)
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Vomiting
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Apoplexie (stroke, heart attack or aneurysm)
  • Blasted
  • Bleeding
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Drowned in a Brewers well at Saviours Southwark
  • Feaver
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Flux (expulsion of bodily fluids)
  • French-pox (syphilis)
  • Frighted
  • Gowt
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Jaundies
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Kingsevil (scrofula)
  • Livergrown
  • Overlaid (accidentally suffocated as infant)
  • Palsie (paralysis, weakness or tremors)
  • Plague
  • Quinsie (abscess in tonsils/throat)
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Rupture
  • Scowring (diarrhoea)
  • Scurvy
  • Spleen
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Starved at Stepney
  • Stilborn
  • Stone
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Thrush
  • Timpany (bloated digestive tract)
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Ulcer
  • Vomiting
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Apoplexie (stroke, heart attack or aneurysm)
  • Bedridden
  • Cancer
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Collick
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Drowned at St. Katharine’s by the Tower|Drowned at Lambeth
  • Feaver
  • Fistula
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Flux (expulsion of bodily fluids)
  • Found dead in the Street at St. Bartholomew the Less
  • Frighted
  • Gangrene
  • Gowt
  • Grief
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Jaundies
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Kild by fall down stairs at St. Thomas Apostle
  • Kingsevil (scrofula)
  • Lethargy
  • Murthered at Stepney
  • Palsie (paralysis, weakness or tremors)
  • Plague
  • Plurisie (inflammation of lung membranes)
  • Quinsie (abscess in tonsils/throat)
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Rupture
  • Sciatica
  • Scowring (diarrhoea)
  • Scurvy
  • Sore legge
  • Spotted Feaver and Purples
  • Starved at Nurse
  • Stilborn
  • Stone
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Strangury (difficulty urinating)
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Thrush
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Ulcer
  • Vomiting
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Ague (fever with sweating & chills)
  • Apoplexie (stroke, heart attack or aneurysm)
  • Bleeding
  • Burnt in his Bed by a Candle at St. Giles Cripplegate
  • Canker
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Cough
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Feaver
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • Frighted
  • Gowt
  • Grief
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Jaundies
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Killed by a fall from the Belfrey at Alhallows the Great
  • Kingsevil (scrofula)
  • Lethargy
  • Palsie (paralysis, weakness or tremors)
  • Plague
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Scowring (diarrhoea)
  • Scurvy
  • Spleen
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stone
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Strangury (difficulty urinating)
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Thrush
  • Timpany (bloated digestive tract)
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Vomiting
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Bedridden
  • Bruised
  • Cancer
  • Canker
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Collick
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Drowned in a Tub of Wash in a Brewhouse at St. Giles in the Fields
  • Feaver
  • French-pox (syphilis)
  • Frighted
  • Grief
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Jaundies
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Killed by a fall from a Scaffold at St. Martin in the Fields
  • Lethargy
  • Livergrown
  • Overlaid (accidentally suffocated as infant)
  • Palsie (paralysis, weakness or tremors)
  • Plague
  • Quinsie (abscess in tonsils/throat)
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Rupture
  • Scowring (diarrhoea)
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Ague (fever with sweating & chills)
  • Burnt (by accident) at St. Leonard Shoreditch
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Cold
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Feaver
  • Flux (expulsion of bodily fluids)
  • Grief
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Kingsevil (scrofula)
  • Leprosie
  • Plague
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Sciatica
  • Scurvy
  • Small-Pox
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Starved in the White Lyon Prison at St. George in Southwark
  • Stilborn
  • Stone
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Suddenly
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Small-Pox
  • Teeth
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Winde
  • Wormes
  • Abortive (miscarriage)
  • Aged
  • Ague (fever with sweating & chills)
  • Bruised
  • Cancer
  • Calenture (tropical fever akin to heat stroke)
  • Childbed (due to giving birth)
  • Chrisomes (death in first month of life)
  • Collick
  • Consumption
  • Convulsion
  • Dropsie (swelling due to fluid retention)
  • Feaver
  • Flox and Small-pox
  • French-pox (syphilis)
  • Frighted
  • Grief
  • Griping in the Guts
  • Imposthume (swelling or abscess)
  • Infants (death in infancy)
  • Kingsevil (scrofula)
  • Palsie (paralysis, weakness or tremors)
  • Plague
  • Rickets
  • Rising of the Lights
  • Scurvy
  • Spotted Feaver
  • Stilborn
  • Stone
  • Stopping of the stomach
  • Strangury (difficulty urinating)
  • Surfeit (overeating to the point of vomiting)
  • Teeth
  • Timpany (bloated digestive tract)
  • Tissick (coughing & wheezing)
  • Winde
  • Wormes
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