Memorial: M3747

Wall tablet at St Mary’s Church, Rotherhithe commemorating Lee Boo d. 1784

Location

St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, London, England

Transcript

'IN THE ADJACENT CHURCHYARD LIES THE BODY OF / PRINCE LEE BOO / SON OF ABBA THULLE, RUPACK OF KING OF THE ISLAND / COOROORAA, ONE OF THE PELEW OR PALOS ISLANDS; / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT THE HOUSE OF / CAPTAIN HENRY WILSON IN PARADISE ROW IN THIS PARISH / ON THE 27 DAY OF DECEMBER 1784 AGED 20 YEARS / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED / BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA IN COUNCIL / TO KEEP ALIVE THE MEMORY OF THE HUMANE TREATMENT, SHEWN BY THE NATIVES TO THE CREW OF THE HONOURABLE / EAST INDIA COMPANY'S SHIP 'ANTELOPE' WHICH WAS WRECKED / OFF THE ISLAND OF COOROORAA ON THE 9TH OF AUGUST 1783 / "THE BARBAROUS PEOPLE SHOWED US NO LITTLE KINDNESS" ACTS XXVIII, 2 / 1892'

Details

Description: Husk swags below the inscription.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North wall of interior
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HEIC Antelope

People

Lee Boo, Lee Boo
Age: 20
Date of Death: 27/12/1784
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

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