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William Booth's Grave at St. Mary's Church

 

William Booth's Grave at St. Mary's Church

1776 - 1812 (c.)

William Booth was a forger who operated from Booth's Farm. Most of his business was said to be conducted from Lichfield and the Hare and Hounds Public House in West Bromwich. Booth was arrested at Booth's Farm and eventually convicted at Stafford Assizes; he was one of the last people to be sentenced to death in England for forgery. Booth's Farm was demolished in February 1974.

The inscription reads:

"Sacred to the memory of William Booth who departed this life August 12th 1812 aged 33 years. Also Charlotte daughter of William and Mary Booth who died August 13th 5 months".

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Related Themes:
1766 - 1800 (Mid-Georgian period & the Industrial Revolution
1801 - 1836 (Late Georgian period & the Industrial Revolution)
Crime & Punishment
Handsworth
Saint Mary's Church

Image Credits:

Donor Ref: ' Richard Albutt  (12/5082)'
Source: Sandman Productions
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