John Booth died September 5th 1853

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On a remote part of Wheeldale Moor is the following plaque :-

In memory of John Booth who died on this spot September 5th 1853. Aged 84. He was gamekeeper to Richard Hill Esq. of Thornton for 56 years.

John Booth 1853

Even with such a precise death date I can find no census records for him.

John Booth 1853

Richard Hill of Thornton Hall died himself just 2 years later.

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