Banting Vaccinations Thruxton

Interestingly, in among the burial registers for Thruxton Hampshire, is a list of people who had been vaccinated.

It reads as follows:

11th Sep 1814  Mary Banting

11th Sep 1814 Wm son of Thomas Banting

11th Sep 1814 Jn Davis son of Thomas Banting

8th May 1820 Charles son of Thomas Banting and Sophia

8th May 1820 George son of Thomas Banting and Sophia

The vaccination was most likely to be for smallpox, although vaccination against the disease did not become compulsory until 1853 in the UK, Edward Jenner had first used an inoculation against the disease in 1798 and been given government money to further develop the vaccine.