Within the first 10 years of the records, children from three months of age up to men and women aged in their 70's and 80's died from this cause.
In cause of death it says "Effusion of blood to the left ventricle of the brain" which is likely to be a burst aneurysm? However the Verdict was "Died by the Visitation of God" and this was written on the certificate as was the medical cause. Was there some reason why the evidence from presumably a post-mortem not accepted?
The newspapers also reported the "Visitation of God" as is seen in
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Saturday 4 October 1817, page 2
"On Tuesday last, Thomas Lee, [sic] smith, of King-street, an industrious inhabitant of the Colony for several years past, expired suddenly in Pitt-street. An Inquest was convened on the occasion, whose verdict was Death by the Visitation of God"
I quite liked this one found on the death of Richard Cundy in 1847 who died at Richmond, Melbourne Victoria.,‘From a visitation of God following the consumption of spirituous liquors’ Perhaps a note of reprimand there?
"Visitation of God" has been seen on certificates from many countries including the colonies of Australia, Canada, the USA, England and other countries of the Commonwealth.
|1856 New South Wales Certificate|