‘Robert Grey – son of Robert Grey, stocking weaver’ died in Wooler workhouse on the 3rd February 1844, he was 48 and the cause of death was ‘apoplexy’. Several short obituaries appeared in local papers. This is the one from the Kelso Chronicle (16th February 1844):
Robert was no ordinary individual, and under the character of the Yetholm Poet, he was known and kindly listened to by warm hearted Borderers. Robert had become an early lover of verse, and he had derived the impression that, by the sale of his rude verses, he might be supported in his dreary pilgrimage. Nor were his dreams nugatory. Many a heart warmed at the approach of Robert and ever gave a cordial welcome to his approach.