Memorial: M1347

Gravestone at Holy Cross Church, Binstead, Isle of Wight, commemorating Thomas Sivell d. 1786


Holy Cross Church, Binstead, Isle of Wight, England


'To the memory of Thomas Sivell who was cruelly shot on board his sloop by some Officers of the Customs of the Port of Portsmouth June 15th 1786 at the age of 61 years, leaving a disconsolate widow and family'


Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard


Sivell, Thomas
Age: 61
Date of Death: 15/6/1786
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: smuggler


Notes: Smuggler. Shot on board his own ship while attempting to evade pursuing excise officers.
Bibliography: Margaret Green 'Churches of the Isle of Wight' (Winchester, 1969).

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