March 4, 1805

04/03/2019 all-day

Died, aged 60, Elizabeth Clayton, of Wells-next-the-Sea.

“This woman, from an early propensity for masculine employments, had worked as a ship’s carpenter at the dockyard of the above port upwards of 40 years, and always in man’s apparel. She used to drink, chew tobacco and keep company only with workmen, yet would never enter into the matrimonial state. She was a strong, robust woman, and never allowed anyone to insult her with impunity.”