TQ3282 : Grave of George Walby

taken 4 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

Grave of George Walby
Grave of George Walby
The inscription on this stone confirms the stereotype of the industrious English dissenter of the 18th century. Excluded from the gentry-dominated universities of Oxford and Cambridge on the grounds of their non-Anglicanism, they were a religious minority with no prospect of a career in professions requiring a religious oath of loyalty to the Anglican Church. Like the Jews, they were therefore thrown back on their own resourcefulness, founding dissenter academies to educate their brethren in a more utilitarian education compared with that of the universities. They fully embraced the Scientific Revolution, applying its discoveries in the pursuit of self-improvement (i.e. personal enrichment) and the common good. Dissenters played a disproportionate role in creating the Industrial Revolution and with it the rise of the English middle classes, who by the middle of the 19th century shared political power with the aristocracy.

Sacred
to the memory of
George Walby,
Lower Street, Islington

Master Armourer of HMS Endymion,
Captain Phillip Carteret 1779-1781,
Inventor of a forge hammer of great power
for working metals.
Famous for his skill in tempering steel,
and forging bricklayers' trowels.
He was admitted into the freedom of this city
18th December 1781,
Died 18th May 1828,
Aged 71 years.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3266 8220 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.3886N 0:5.3535W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3267 8220
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