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John CLOSE

John CLOSE

Male 1816 - 1891  (75 years)

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  • Name John CLOSE 
    Nickname Poet 
    Born 1816  Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Aug 1816  Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Wesleyan Chapel 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1851  Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Role: Witness
    Census 1851  Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1861  Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    West side of town 
    Occupation 1861  [4
    printer & dealer in fancy wares 
    Census Between 1871 and 1881  Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Address:
    Main Street 
    Occupation 1871  [6
    printer & newsagent 
    Occupation 1881  [5
    bookseller & stationer 
    Died 15 Feb 1891  Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    • Obituary from The Times, 17 Feb 1891:
      ' the death is announced, in his 75th year, of Mr. Close of Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, better known to visitors to the Lake District as the Poet Close, who for many years had a bookstall on the shore of Windermere at Bowness, where, in the summer season, he sold copies of his own verses. Lord Palmerston granted the Poet Close a pension of £50 from the Civil List on the recommendation of Lord Lonsdale and others, whose praises the oet had sung in his rhymes. But the matter was brought up in Parliament, and, an outcry being raised, the pension was withdrawn. A grant of £100 was, however, given him out of the Royal Bounty Fund. Sunsequently the poet indited some verses to the King of Bonny, who created him his Poet Laureate; but the office was very much of a sinecure, and, unfortunately for the poet, no salary attached to it.
    Probate 24 Mar 1891  Carlisle, Cumberland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • £41 18s 1d
    Person ID I1138  Close
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2013 

    Father Jarvis CLOSE,   b. 1786, Grinton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1853, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HARKER,   b. 1781, Swaledale, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1861, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1815  Grinton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza EARLY,   b. 1826, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1858  Brough, Westmorland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Jarvis William CLOSE,   b. 1858, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Carlisle, Cumberland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Elizabeth CLOSE,   b. 1860, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charles Musgrave CLOSE,   b. 3 Aug 1862, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Barrow, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     4. Edward Horatio CLOSE,   b. 20 Oct 1864, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1926, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Henry Cecil CLOSE,   b. 1866, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1900, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart