Brighton News Story — 13 February 1797: Smoaker Miles interred at Brighton

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On Thursday last the remains of John Miles, alias Smoaker Miles, who died a few years ago in his 74th year of age, were interred at Brighthelmstone.  The above well-known character had been for many years the Chief Bather at that place.  His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has distinguished him by several marks of his favour.

From The Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 13 February 1797

 

You can learn more about John ‘Smoaker’ Miles on this post published last week.

3 Responses

  1. Lynda Croft

    John ‘Smoaker’ Miles is my 6th x Great Grandfather. It make a change to have someone that is so sweet. My other Grandfathers are of all the Plantagenets, Normans (inc. William de Normandy) and all the Vikings…’rebels’.
    I ride racehorses myself, so John makes me proud to be of his bloodline.

    • Well goodness me. He’s my GREAT..etc. Grandfather too, through Terras Birch in NZ. Have just found out about him through my mother yesterday.

  2. He is also my 6x gt grandfather.

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