Somerset County Herald 07 Jul 1945 Local Notes and Queries Notes More Centenarians includes Betty MORGAN of Pitminster

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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier Saturday 07 Jul 1945

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LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES

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MORE CENTENARIANS

SOME 102-YEAR-OLDS

ISAAC HILL, SOUTH BREWHAM.

Mr. E. W. SWANTON, to whom I referred in my note on Edith BILLAN, told me that the sexton at South Brewham informed him that Isaac HILL, a local coffin-maker, was buried in South Brewham churchyard, aged 102; but he gave no date and I have been unable to obtain any confirmation.

MRS. PETRONELLA KING, TAUNTON.

The Western Flying Post for 3rd August, 1812, reported “Lately died in the parish of St. James's, Taunton, aged 102 years, Petronella KING, widow. Till within a few days of her death she was able to walk about the town, and enjoyed all her faculties to the last. For the last twelve months she had not known the blessing of sleep.”

SARAH LEMON, BATH.

The New Monthly Magazine for March 1st, 1815, reported the death at the age of 102 of Sarah LEMON, a pauper belonging to St James' parish, Bath. She retained all her faculties, except hearing, to the last.

BETTY MORGAN, PITMINSTER.

A correspondent of the Somerset County Herald in July, 1908, gave a short list of “aged persons who lived and died around Taunton,” which included Betty MORGAN, of Pitminster. No date or other information was given, and I have never met with any other reference to this centenarian.

THOMAS PARRY, MONCKTON.

The New Monthly Magazine for March 1st 1815, recorded the death at Monckton, near Taunton, of Thomas PARRY, labourer, aged 102, and said:- “He was a hard-working man, always very frugal and temperate in his mode of living, and an early riser; he retained the use of his faculties to the last.”

A.S. MACMILLAN.


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