My diligent sister Jennifer has been ferreting away in the dark recesses of our family tree and come up with a few surprises.
This week, she’s found out that my great, great Grandmother, Elizabeth Montgomery, came to a tragic and typically Victorian end at the tender age of 29 years. She died in the Liverpool Workhouse of Typhus. (The workhouse was situated right under the newish Catholic Cathedral, known locally as 'Paddy's Wigwam')
The shock wasn’t that she died in the workhouse – but that it happened so comparatively recently….