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Benjamin May

Birthplace Cornwall Truro Place of Death Cumberland Penrith Date of Birth: April 24, 1853


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :Benjamin May
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 24th April 1853, Truro, Cornwall
Date and Place of Death: Q1 1935, Penrith, Cumberland
Nationality: British
Childhood: 5th of 9
Parents: John and Elizabeth nee Harris
Parents occupations: Lead smelter
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  N/K
Occupation: Coachman/groom – gardener at Gretna
Place of residence at Gretna: 1J East,
Marital status: Married
Children: 5
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Awards/recognitions:  N/K
Positions held: N/K
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Mini Biography

Benjamin May 1853-1935

Benjamin May was born on 24th April 1853 at Truro, Cornwall to John , a lead smelter and Elizabeth nee Harris

1861- he is the 5th of 9 living at Trevella,  Feoch, Truro

1871- a  Groom for a general  practitioner at  Lemon Street, Kenwyn, Truro

12th December 1878 married Annie McNaughton Inglis at Holy Trinity , Stirling

1881 a groom at  Kilconquar Castle Stables, Fife

1891 Unthank, Skelton, near Penrith, Cumberland- a Coachman groom domestic

1901 Leaming Cottage, Watermillock, near Penrith – a  Coachman Domestic He and his wife have  2 children

1911- living a Lynwood, Penrith with Wife and 1 daughter  in 13 rooms. They have had 5 children who all survived. He is a coachman ( domestic)

WW1 – was a gardener at H M Factory Gretna living at  1 J East ( source –  electoral register)

1921- Benjamin, Annie and Agnes Emma are on the record in Penrith

Q1 1935- Benjamin died in Penrith aged 82

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