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Perochon, Mrs Joseph Elias (d. 1825)

Agnes Eleanor, eldest of Mrs Dunlop's six daughters, married Joseph Elias Perochon, a French Royalist who fled to London at the time of the Revolution. Perochon set up as a merchant, but he lost his eyesight, and retired to Castlemilk, Dumfries. From there, Mrs Perochon was able to extend to Mrs Burns, the friendship her mother had given the poet. On 20th February 1816, Mrs Burns wrote to Mrs Perochon, agreeing that she might be buried in the grave in St Michael's Churchyard in which Burns had first been interred before the erection of the Mausoleum:

'Much indeed do I already owe to your disinterested friendship; and while a generous public are anxious to do justice to the genius of my husband by building so superb a monument to perpetuate his memory, you have paid the best tribute of your regard by so warmly interesting yourself in behalf of his widow and his children. In this you follow the example of her whose virtues you inherit, and who highly distinguished Mr Burns by a friendship which formed one of his first enjoyments.'

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