The Will of Francis Wilkinson

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Anthony Wilkinson
Does anyone know the date and whereabouts of Francis Wilkinson’s death?
Cliff Thornton
Hi Anthony, there is only the following information available about the death of Francis Wilkinson. He is known to have been one of the crew who survived the rigours of the fist voyage, and he was on board Endeavour when the crew were paid off once they had returned to the River Thames. Note that his Will was made out in late July, and his Will was proved in early September. So it looks like he died in August 1771. His Executors at Deptford would have taken care of his funeral. He may have been buried in the churchyard of St Nicholas, at Deptford, but a catalogue of memorial inscriptions does not include a headstone for Francis.