Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Sudden Death of a Montrose Woman - Elizabeth Sherret


I discovered this sad tale in the Montrose Standard and Mearns Register (August 26, 1864, page 4):

Sudden Death Of A Montrose Woman At Blairgowrie. – On Sunday morning last, a woman was observed sitting on a stair in the High Street, Blairgowrie, apparently in an exhausted condition. The neighbours removed her to a green at the back of one of the houses, and prepare to give her refreshments, but before these could be prepared the woman breathed her last. The body was conveyed to a house adjoining the churchyard, and was decently prepared for interment by authority of Mr. Robson, inspector of the poor. It has now transpired that the woman’s name is Elizabeth Sherret, about 49 years of age, and that she belongs to Montrose. Her sister is, we understand, presently residing here. The remains were interred in the Blairgowrie Churchyard on Tuesday afternoon.

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