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date: 13 May 2021

Hessel [née Smith], Phoebelocked

  • Dianne Dugaw


Hessel [née Smith], Phoebe (1713–1821), female soldier and centenarian, was probably born in Stepney, London. Her father was a 'drummer in the king's service' (Circulator, 147), but further details of her parents and upbringing are unknown. A tombstone in ...

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