TQ2574 : Henry Smyth's tomb in Wandsworth parish church

near to Wandsworth, Great Britain

Henry Smyth's tomb in Wandsworth parish church
Henry Smyth's tomb in Wandsworth parish church
The monument is in the chancel of All Saints church.

Henry Smyth, born in May 1548 in Wandsworth, was a salt merchant by trade. He was a successful businessman, acquired land in various parts of England during his lifetime, and created a number of charitable trusts for the relief of the poor. Henry Smith died in 1628 leaving his Trustees the sum of 2,000 which formed the basic endowment of the Henry Smith (Kensington Estate) Charity. The charity is still flourishing - see their website LinkExternal link

The lengthy wording on the black plaque below the monument lists the specific bequests (mostly of 1000) to each of the principal towns of Surrey: Croydon, Kingston, Guilford, Darkin, Farneham, Ryegate, Richmond and Wandsworth [spelling taken from the monument, showing how some of those names have changed].
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Monday, 6 September, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 7 September, 2010
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