8 April 2012

Wilkie: tragic death in Forfar

DREADFUL EFFECTS OF PASSION – A melancholy accident happened last week at Forfar.  A young woman, of the name of Wilkie, who had been with a few of her companions looking at some marriage people returning from the church, was, upon her going home, challenged by her father for being so long out, when, after some altercation, her father, in a gust of passion, took up a pair of kitchen-tongs and threw them at the girl, whereby her skull was fractured, which caused her almost instant death.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 8th April, 1812.

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