Headstone at All Saints Church, Lydd, Kent commemorating Lieutenant Thomas Edgar, RN d. 1801
All Saints Church, Lydd, Kent, England
'In / MEMORY OF / LIEUT. THOS. EDGAR of the ROYAL NAVY / who departed this life Octr 17th 1801 / AGED 56 YEARS / He came into the Navy at 10 YEARs of age / was in that memorable Engagement / with ADML. HAWK and sailed round the World / in company with the unfortunate / CAPTAIN COOK of the Resolution / in his last Voyage when he was kill'd / by the Indians of the Island of Owhie / in the South Seas the 14 Febry 1778 / Tom Edgar at last has sailed out of this world, / His shroud is put on and his top-sails are furled / He lies in deaths boat without any concern / And is moor'd for a full due ahead and astern, / Ov'r the compass of life he has merrily run / His voyage completed his reckoning done'
Date of Death: 17/10/1801
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy