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date: 19 November 2019

Mayett, Josephlocked

(1783–1839)
  • David Vaisey

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Mayett, Joseph (1783–1839), agricultural labourer and autobiographer, was born on 12 March 1783 at Quainton, Buckinghamshire. He was the second of the eight children born to Mary (c.1749–1829/30), the wife of Joseph Mayett (1743/4–1826), a day labourer, though his father had had two children from a previous marriage. Most of these ten children died in their infancy, and '...

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