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'
Date of Death: 15/6/1786
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: smuggler
Bibliography: Margaret Green 'Churches of the Isle of Wight' (Winchester, 1969).