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1871 Franco - Prussian War
1895 Marconi invents wireless telegraphy
1899 Boer War begins
1903 Wright brothers 1st plane flight
1912 Titanic sinks on maiden voyage
1815 Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon defeat
1830 French Revolution
1837 Queen Victoria assumes throne
1854 Crimean War with Russia
1869 Opening of Suez Canal
1789 Geo. Washington 1st USA president
1789 French Revolution begins
1798 Irish revolt against English rule
1804 Napoleon becomes French Emperor
1805 Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson killed
 Mercer Beech
 William Beech
 b.1792 Benenden, Kent
 William Chester Beech
 b.1815 Benenden, Kent
 d.1894 Lamberhurst, Sussex
 Elizabeth Beech
 b.1853 Cranbrook, Kent
 d.1899 Boreham Street, Sussex
 William Manwaring
 b.1781 Cranbrook, Kent
 d.1857 Cranbrook, Kent
 Mary Ann Manwaring
 b.1815 Cranbrook, Kent
 d.1895 Lamberhurst, Kent
 Jane Bradford
 b.1782 Cranbrook, Kent
 d.1857 Cranbrook, Kent