LINCOLN, RUTLAND & STAMFORD MERCURY
April 10, 1789Death: Last week died John KEY, Esq., of this city [Lincoln], aged 65 years. He served the office of High Sheriff for this county for the year 1773. He has been a liberal benefactor to the General Hospital here and in his Will has bequeathed a legacy of £800 to that excellent Institution.
THE GENTLEMAN´S MAGAZINE
January 1, 1783Death: At Bonby, near Barton, Lincolnshire, W KIRBY, aged 102. He was a labouring man, but for the last five or six years looked after cattle; and what was very remarkable, he could leap over the cart dikes with a pole about three years ago. He retained his senses to the last.