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Subject: [CHS] Re: Family Boat Accident
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 19:32:21 EST
At that time - the "Family Boat" would have a crew of Four Adults and a Boy.
Usually all from the same family. Any loss of the boat would have devastated
In this case, Mary lost her husband, two sons, her nephew and then two of her
youngest children over the following twelve months. How dreadful!
Richard Bird was only 14 years old, and was immediately thrust into the
position of "Senior Man". When he eventually died he was buried with his
Father and Brothers at St Bridgets church, rather than with his wife at Holy
Trinity church. He never forgot.
The timing of the deaths and burials over christmas made this particularly
I would be surprised if this was not reported in the Chester newspapers at