Memorial: M5601

Plaque in Tooting, London dedicated to Captain Philip King RN d. 1808

Location

St Nicholas, Tooting, London, England

Transcript

[Wall tablet] 'IN A VAULT NEAR THIS PLACE / ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS OF / PHILIP GIDLEY KING CAPTAIN R.N. / LATE GOVERNOR OF HIS MAJESTY'S TERRITORY / NEW SOUTH WALES / WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 3 1808 / AGED 49 YEARS' [brass plate] 'THE STONE COVERING THE VAULT TO WHICH THIS TABLET REFERS / WAS INSTALLED IN THE CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE / ST MARYS' NEW SOUTH WALES IN 1988 AS A MEMORIAL TO / CAPTAIN P.G. KING R.N. THE THIRD GOVERNOR OF THE COLONY / (1800-1806) / DURING THE BICENTENARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE / FIRST FLEET IN JANUARY 1788 IN WHICH HE SERVED / BORN AT LAUNCESTON CORNWALL 23RD APRIL 1758 / DIED AT TOOTING 3RD SEPTEMBER 1808 / The Vault and Tablet were originally inside the ancient/church demolished after completion of the new Church in 1832'

Details

Description: White marble neoclassical memorial with anthemion acroteria. Brass plate placed below it.


Type: Wall tablet; plaque
Position: South Transept
Materials: Marble, brass

Event Category

British colonization of Australia

People

King, Philip Gidley
Age: 3/9/1808
Date of Death: 49
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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