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 Catherine Mompesson

Catherine Mompesson

Birth
Death 25 Aug 1666
England
Burial Eyam, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
Memorial ID 11873 · View Source
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The village of Eyam is famous because of its association with the Great Plague of London in 1665. In that year, a chest of clothes was sent from London to Eyam, and soon four out of every five villagers were dead as infested fleas had made there way into the linen and so to Eyam. What made the village so special was the self sacrifice that they made to ensure that the disease did not spread. Led by the rector, William Mompesson, the entire village isolated themselves to prevent carrying the disease to surrounding communities. On August 25th, 1666, Mompessons wife Catherine succumbed to the disease and was buried in the churchyard.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11873
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Mompesson (unknown–25 Aug 1666), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11873, citing St Lawrence Churchyard, Eyam, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .