Memorial: M6609

Memorial at St Mary’s Cemetery, Chennai, India commemorating Gilbert Geddes Richardson, HEIC, d. 1805


St Mary's Cemetery, Chennai, India, Rest of the World


'G.G RICHARDSON 58 YEARS / on 3th August 1805 / I would write thy Eulogy / But my Tears blind me C.E.R.'


Description: Horizontal stone slab, the inscription on an attached piece of stone.
Type: Ledger
Position: XVII 57
Materials: Stone


Richardson, Gilbert Geddes
Age: 39
Date of Death: 30/8/1805
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Honourable East India Company


Notes: Erected by his wife Catherine Eliza Richardson, formerly Scott. Gilbert Richardson commanded 'country ships' on voyages to China and Manila Bay.
Bibliography: 'Chowkidar' vol. 15, no. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 2-4.
Recorder: Tim Willasey-Wilsey