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John Branton - Aged 57 Years

The gravestone of John Branton
The gravestone of John Branton. Photograph - Mike Welton

Inscription reads;

In affectionate remembrance of John Branton of Easington who died June 12th 1870 aged 57 years. He has gone our lov’d one, Yes he’s gone to range yon deathless shore. He’s fought the fight through Christ he’s won, And now his toils are o’er.

Parish Register: 1870 Jun 15th John Branton, Easington 57.

The 1861 census return lists John Branton 47,an agricultural labourer and his wife Estha Amy, age 40, residing down High St. Easington along with 3 daughters, Betsy 9, Ann Maria 8, Catherine 6, and a son Bartholomew 3.

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