War and Peace - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

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Date:1805 - 1806 (c.)

Description:A Collection for the Heroes of the Battle of Trafalgar

Hand-written subscription notice for a collection to assist the wounded soldiers, widows and orphans in the wake of the Battle of Trafalgar.

The battle took place on October 21st 1805 and is widely regarded as a landmark victory for Britain during the Napoloenic Wars.

Defeat at Trafalgar effectively ended French aspirations of conquering Britain.

A Subscription

The Minister, Church Warden, and principal Inhabitants in Vestry, assembled thought it right to open this Subscription for the benefit of the wounded men, widows and orphans of those who fell in the Battle off Trafalgar.

England expects every man will do his duty!!!

The names of the contributors are listed on the document.

  • Collection in the church

  • J Richardson

  • Enoch Wood

  • Ben Godwin

  • Geo. Rogers

  • Thomas Wedgwood

  • Gregory Hickson

  • John Rogers

  • John Davenport

  • Mrs. Davenport

  • James Davenport

  • John Riley

  • Rich'd Riley

  • Thomas Heath

  • J Knight

  • Thomas Wedgwood

  • J Hill

  • James Wright

  • Mrs. Lea

  • Mr. Cock

  • Mrs. Baseth

  • Mr. Jesse Gallimore

  • Tho's Nixon

  • Joseph Grice

  • William (?)

  • JosephBrindley

  • (?)Breeze

  • Joseph Moreton

  • Ralph Bagnall

  • Tho' Hulme

  • Mrs Leigh

  • Sam Fynney

  • (?) Shaw

  • Thomas Lindop

  • William Turner(?)

  • Charles Lattimer

  • J Bagshaw

  • About this document

    This document was collected by Burslem pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood and is now among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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