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Description: Two Headstones to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty. 12 M North of Church of Saint Nicholas
Date Listed: 13 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 109142
OS Grid Reference: SY9727377459
OS Grid Coordinates: 397273, 77459
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5969, -2.0399
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SY 9777 WORTH MATRAVERS WORTH MATRAVERS VILLAGE
9/125 Two headstones in churchyard,
to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty.
12 m north of Church of Saint
Two headstones. One to Benjamin Jesty, died 1816, the other to his wife
Elizabeth, died 1824 - the latter with carvings of cherubs . Headstone to
Benjamin Jesty inscribed "The first person known that introduced the Cow
Pox by innoculation" (ie pre-dating the work of Edward Jenner).
Included primarily for historic interest.
Listing NGR: SY9727477454
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Source: English Heritage
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