1752 - 1843

John Bodger was born at Stilton, Cambridgeshire on the Huntingdonshire border, around 1752, son of Samuel Bodger (1723-1761), a farmer, and his first wife Mary, who died in 1750, aged 38, Samuel's second wife Bridget, died in 1781, aged 50. John Bodger married at Great Stukeley, Huntingdonshire on 23 September 1782, Sarah Beetills. John advertised in 1784, as a surveyor at Stilton, 'many years assistant to Mr Maxwell', that he would undertake maps of local estate owners 'at 6d per acre' and in 1796 as 'agent for the Royal Assurance Office'. An engraver of maps and sporting subjects who exhibited at the Royal Academy from Stilton, Huntingdonshire. in 1821 ‘View at Newmarket, Racehorses at Exercise’ after a work by Edward Francis Burney (1760-1848). In 1785 he advertised by subscription, an engraving ‘A Chart of Whittlesey-Mere', and 'Newmarket Heath' an engraving 2ft 1inch x 1ft 5inches and on 23 April 1789 published, James Seymour’s ‘Carriage Match at Newmarket’. John Bodger was buried in Stilton St Mary churchyard on 11 November 1843, aged 91, where there is a memorial stone, mentioning his wife, and other members of his family.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Stilton, Huntingdonshire
1821 915 View at Newmarket, Racehorses at Exercise

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