Monday, 30 June 2008

The real McCoy, a working boatman

Alexander George Wright, born 3rd January 1875 and died 26th April 1951 aged 76, a Lighterman on the River Medway and my Great Grandfather.

Alexander George Wright was a freeman of the R. Medway, son of a bargeman and a grandson of a bargeman.
Is it in the blood then?
Yet, on the other side of the family I have a Cobbler (might explain me speaking 'cobblers'), a Chairmaker , Labourer, Sugar Baker and a Gun Maker. I don't believe I have any inclination or aptitude for any of this livelihoods so, no, it is probably not in the blood.

Great Grandad might appreciate me becoming a 'Number One' though...

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