BODGER, John

1752 - 1843

John Bodger, was born at Stilton, Cambridgeshire on the Huntingdonshire borderr, 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. He married at Great Stukeley, Huntingdonshire on 23 September 1782, Sarah Beetills. John advertised in 1784, as a surveyor at Stilton, 'many year assistant to Mr Maxwell', that he would undertake maps of local estate owners 'at 6d per acre' and 1796 as 'agent for the Royal Assurance Office. 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). 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’. He 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.




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