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Unexpected, unwelcome event at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | 0 comments

A Midwife’s Tale: November, 1793: More distressing was the behaviour of her old friend and neighbour Elizabeth Weston, who was overwhelmed by her last pregnancy, an unexpected and probably unwelcome event. She was 45 years old, her youngest child already six.

Furthermore, since her daughter Betsy had recently married Thomas Fillebrown, she was more disposed to welcome grandchildren than another child of her own. The summons came on November 9 at 3:00 a.m., and "She was safe delivered at 4 hour 30 minutes of a fine son."


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