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1609

Mary Ellis died on 3rd June; a well known and much loved resident of Old Leigh who lived to the remarkable age of 119.  Her tomb in a block shape with a plinth on top was used by the press gangs to sharpen their sabres prior to conscripting the young lads in the church congregation,  it is thought the actions of these swords on the top of the tomb are still visible.

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