|Birth: ||1688, England|
|Death: ||Feb., 1758, England|
Folk figure. Beswick was an English woman whose pathological fear of premature burial led her to request in her will that her embalmed body be kept above ground after her death and periodically checked for signs of life. Her physician, Dr. Charles White, kept her body in his home where visitors were allowed to view it. She became known as "The Manchester Mummy" and "The Mummy of Birchin Bower." Her body was later bequeathed to the Museum of the Manchester Historical Society, where she was displayed in the entrance hall. When the museum's collection was transferred to Manchester University in 1868, Beswick's body was finally buried in an unmarked grave in Harpurhey Cemetery.
Manchester General Cemetery
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Created by: Jennifer M.
Record added: Oct 31, 2009
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