July 01, 2012

Sudden Death from Tight Lacing

On Sunday morning, as the service at Wimslow Church was about commencing, a young woman from Macclesfield, named Jane Goodwin, 22 years of age, who had just taken her seat near the pulpit, was suddenly taken ill, and was carried out of the church to the sexton's house ; but before her friends got there she was a corpse.  Her death was caused by being too tightly laced.  (Dundee Courier, October 22nd, 1844)