Memorial: M6533

M6533

Memorial at Rotherhithe to Thomas Smith d. 1848, founder member Royal Thames Yacht Club

Location

St Mary, Rotherhithe, London, England

Transcript

'TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE / MR. THOMAS SMITH, / BORN IN THIS PARISH ON THE 7TH JUNE 1790, / AND DIED / AT HIS RESIDENCE IN PRINCES STREET, / ON THE 25TH MAY 1848, / LEAVING A WIDOW AND FAMILY / TO DEPLORE HIS LOSS. / THIS TABLET TO HOLD IN MEMORY, / THE GOOD QUALITIES AND INTEGRITY / BY WHICH HE ENDEARED HIMSELF / TO THOSE WHO KNEW HIM, / HAS BEEN ERECTED / BY A SUBSCRIPTION OF MEMBERS OF / THE ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB, / OF WHICH SOCIETY / HE WAS FROM ITS FORMATION / A STRENUOUS SUPPORTER.'

Details

Description: Neoclassical wall tablet, with an egg and dart frieze at the top.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Materials: Marble

People

Smith, Thomas
Age: unknown
Date of Death: 25/5/1848
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: yachtsman
Organisation: Royal Thames Yacht Club

Extra

Notes: Smith owned two yachts, 'Queen Victoria' and 'Lady Louisa'.
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

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