19 February 2017

Margaret Silver, Fettercairn

On Monday, the 27th ultimo, the dead body of Margaret Silver, an old infirm woman, who resided at Moss-side of Eslie, in the parish of Fettercairn, was found in a bog adjoining the farm steading of Little Strath, where it had lain a fortnight.  She had missed her way in coming home from a neighbour's on the night of the 13th ultimo, and had wandered among the mosses until nature had faded.  As she sometimes went to visit her friends who lived at a distance, the neighbours did not take alarm until it was ascertained she was not with them.  Search was then made among the mosses, it being every one's opinion that she had fallen into some of the pits and been drowned, when, to the astonishment of all, the body was found on the other side of the moss where she resided, about a quarter of a mile distant from the above-mentioned place.  The body was carried to Fettercairn, and decently interred.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th February 1817.

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