Death of a miser

The death was yesterday reported to the Liverpool coroner of a middle-aged woman, named Ellen Jones, who lived in a cellar in Milford Street in the most abject poverty.

The neighbours, not seeing her about as usual, sent for the police, and when they entered the room her body was found lying on a heap of rags, underneath it being a bag containing £80 in gold. She had starved herself to death.

The Nottingham Evening Post, August 7, 1895.

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