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Bills of Mortality

took their rise in 1592, when a great pestilence broke out, which continued till 1595. The term is now used for those abstracts from parish registers which show the births, deaths, and baptisms of the district.

Within the Bills of Mortality
= within the district.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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