Thursday, 2 February 2012

Saint Julian's Norwich - 1819

"A grave was opened under peculiar circumstances in St. Julian’s churchyard, Norwich.  A woman had died of small-pox, and was buried within 48 hours of her death.  It was suspected that she had been buried alive, and the rumour was circulated that groans had been heard proceeding from the grave.  On the body being exhumed a medical man pronounced life to be extinct."

Title: Norfolk Annals  A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1     Author: Charles Mackie

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