Memorial: M977

Memorial at St Pancras Old Church, London commemorating William Waterson d. 1710


St Pancras Old Church, London, England


'In steadfast hopes of a joyful Resurrection. / Near this place ly's interred the body of / WILLIAM WATERSON Esqr. Surveyor of / the ports of ENGLAND and WALES (except / LONDON) & Depty. Collr. inwards of ye Port of / LONDON: who departed this life Ianuary / Ye 6th 1710 in the 74 year of his Age / He executed these, as well as several / other important Trusts with great fide / lity; from the Year 1660 when he first en / ter'd upon publick Buissness he did ever / reconcile ye faithfull discharge of his duty / to ye CROWN: with just regard to ye SUBJECTS / ease and conveniency: and has left an ever / lasting Character for his Integrity Industry / probity / In his private Relations he was a most dutyfull Son loveing / and tender Husband & Parent most affectionate Brother: / generous Friend: & greatly charitable to all. / Here also lies inter'd his only Son EDMUND WATERSON / Esq who departed this life the 16th of Ianuary Anno Domi. / 1713 Aeta. 42. Whose...y Learning and other Great Ac / quirements have left a lasting memorial of Him / He was a Good Christian a true Patriot a Faithfull / Friend & an accomplish'd gentleman, His Kindness to his / Relations & his Love to mankind were above Comparison / Quis Desiderio [fit pudor et] modus Tam chari capitis?'


Description: Mottled border and cornice. A swag of drapery in white marble drawn aside to reveal the inscription.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Black marble (inscription tablet)


Waterson, William
Age: 73
Date of Death: 6/1/1711
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Surveyor of the ports of England and Wales