1752 - 1843

John Bodger, was born at Stilton, Cambridgeshire about 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 was an engraver of maps and sporting subjects who exhibited ‘A View of Newmarket, Racehorses in Excerise’ at the Royal Academy in 1821 after a work by Edward Francis Burney (1760-1848). He is recorded as engraving ‘A Chart of the Fishery at Little Whittlesey Mere, Huntingdonshire’ (1796) and James Seymour’s ‘Carriage Match at Newmarket’ published 23 April 1789. He was buried in Stilton St Mary churchyard on 11 November 1843, aged 91, where there is a memorial stone, mentioning a wife, and other members of his family.

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