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Latitude: 50.5969 / 50°35'48"N
Longitude: -2.0399 / 2°2'23"W
OS Eastings: 397273
OS Northings: 77460
OS Grid: SY972774
Mapcode National: GBR 342.F3W
Mapcode Global: FRA 67MH.743
Entry Name: Two Headstones to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty. 12 M North of Church of Saint Nicholas
Listing Date: 13 December 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1305027
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109142
Location: Worth Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19
Civil Parish: Worth Matravers
Built-Up Area: Worth Matravers
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Worth Matravers St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
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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