Memorial: M3902

Wall tablet in St Mary’s, Rotherhithe commemorating Henry Meriton HEIC d. 1856

Location

St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, London, England

Transcript

‘IN LOVING MEMORY OF / HENRY MERITON ESQRE. / WHOSE REMAINS TOGETHER WITH THOSE OF / HIS MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER / REST IN THE VAULT BENEATH THIS CHURCH / HE SERVED THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY / IN VARIOUS APPOINTMENTS / WITH DISTINGUISHED ZEAL, ACTIVITY AND FIDELITY / FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS / AND DURING THE LAST FOURTEEN / FILLED THE IMPORTANT OFFICE OF / SUPERINTENDANT OF THEIR MARINE AT BOMBAY / FROM WHENCE HAVING RETURNED / IN THE MONTH OF APRIL 1826 / HE DIED THE SEVENTH OF THE SUCCEEDING AUGUST / AGED FIFTY FOUR YEARS / ALSO OF HIS BROTHER / WALTER ALLEN MERITON, ESQRE. / WHO DIED THE 31ST OF AUGUST 1853 AGED 88 YEARS.’

Details

Description: Stele with anthemion acroteria, a carved wreath between them. The whole supported by brackets.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble

People

Meriton, Henry
Age: 54
Date of Death: 7/8/1826
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Superintendant of Marine
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

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