Memorial: M709

Memorial in St James’s Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating William Southgate d. 1834


St James's Cemetery, Liverpool, England


'William Southgate landing surveyor HM Customs of this Port who fell at the hands of an assassin and died 19th October 1834 age 50'



Southgate, William
Age: 50
Date of Death: 19/10/1834
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation: Landing surveyor
Organisation: HM Customs


Notes: From a MS in Liverpool Record Office compiled by James Gibson d. 1886, vol. 7, p. 519. 'Liverpool Mercury' 24 October 1834. On the 17th of October, Southgate had been shot with a pistol by Norman Welch, who had been demoted from the post of looker to weigher in the course of a crackdown on dishonesty.
Recorder: Captain J. P. Brand