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Joseph Anning
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Birth: 1796, England
Death: Jul. 5, 1849, England

Joseph Anning and his sister Mary were early British fossilists, collectors and dealers. Mary was a paleontologist as well. Together, they found the first ichthyosaur skeleton to be correctly identified among the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset, where they lived. This amazing fossil was discovered when Mary was just 12 years of age, and Joseph was 15.

Many other important discoveries followed throughout their lives. 
Family links: 
  Richard Anning (1766 - 1810)
  Mary Moore Anning (1764 - 1842)
  Mary Anning (1794 - 1798)*
  Joseph Anning (1796 - 1849)
*Calculated relationship
to the memory of
Joseph Anning
Who died July the 5th 1849
Aged 53 years
Also of three children who
died in their infancy
Also of Mary Anning sister
of the above
Who died March the 9th 1847
Aged 47 years
St Michael the Archangel Churchyard
Lyme Regis
West Dorset District
Dorset, England
Created by: AnnieAnnie
Record added: Jul 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93988450
Joseph Anning
Added by: AnnieAnnie
Joseph Anning
Added by: AnnieAnnie
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