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Offline Dave Smith

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Re: Sheerness foreman
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 11:22:03 PM »
Thanks MartinR. Obviously much better eyesight than me!

Offline MartinR

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Re: Sheerness foreman
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 05:39:24 PM »
Here lies the body
of Benjamin Wakefield
Foreman of his
Majestys yard at
Sheerness who died
Mar, 7 1722 aged
51 years
He had two Wives & six
Children by Mary his
last are living Abel & Mary
So I'm afraid, no.  He was 51 at death.

Offline Dave Smith

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Re: Sheerness foreman
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 05:13:11 PM »
CAT. Do I read correctly, aged 37 years? Young for a foreman but maybe they all died young in those days & it was a case of filling empty boots?

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Re: Sheerness foreman
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 04:59:08 PM »
Salutary reminder of infant mortality: "& six children ... are living".

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Sheerness foreman
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 04:18:22 PM »
Whilst on one of my many pre-lockdown travel, I came across this memorial to Benjamin Wakefield, who is recorded as the Foreman of his Majestys yard at Sheerness in Eastchurch church. Thought it might be of interest?