Memorial: M2877

Memorial at St Andrew’s Parish Church, Kingston, Jamaica commemorating Captain Thomas George Shortland d. 1827


St Andrew's Parish Church, Kingston, Jamaica, Rest of the World


'Under this stone are deposited the bodies of Thomas George Shortland Esquire who was Port Captain in and the Commissioner of His Majesty's Navy resident at Port Royal and died on the 23rd day of November 1827. His daughter also Elizabeth Shortland who died on 25th day of the same month aged 25'


Type: Wall monument
Materials: Marble


First Fleet

Event Date


Event Category

British colonization of Australia


Shortland, Thomas George
Age: 57
Date of Death: 23/11/1827
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Arms: Sable, an orle gules and in chief three martlets. Impaling, Azure an eagle displayed argent. Crest: A martlet? Motto: Nec Sorte Nec Facto. Officer in First Fleet to Australia 1788.
Recorder: J.W. Shortland 1997