Stoke Goldington Association
As part of the Milton Keynes Heritage Association archive project, funded with assistance from MK Community Foundation, Pam Matthews at Stoke Goldington came upon several pieces of material mentioning an incident in 1784 when a man from Stoke Goldington was imprisoned in Aylesbury Gaol and caught a fever. His wife went to nurse him but he died. She returned to the village with the fever which spread through the village and many more died.
The link below takes you to a fuller description by Pam, together with information about the spread of an outbreak of smallpox in Olney in 1779 and copies of some of the documents.