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Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley

 
 
Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
1. Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley Marker
Inscription.
The Family Tombstone of Edmond Halley (1656-1742) 2nd Astronomer Royal, 1720-42
The tombstone was moved to the Observatory from the churchyard of St Margaret's in Lee when Halley's tomb was restored by the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty in 1854. The tomb itself is still located at St Margaret's with a replica tombstone in place.

The Latin inscription reads:
Beneath this gravestone, Edmond Halley, unquestionably the most eminent of the astronomers of his age, rests peacefully with his dearest wife. So that the reader may know what kind and how great a man [Halley] was, read his various writings in which he dignified, embellished and strengthened almost all the arts and sciences.

And, therefore, as he was a man so greatly cherished by his fellow-citizens during his lifetime, so let a grateful posterity venerate his memory. Born in the year of our Lord 1656. Died 1741/2. This stone was consecrated to excellent parents by two devoted daughters in the year 1742.
 
Location. 51° 28.684′ N, 0° 0.106′ W. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Blackheath Avenue and Great Cross Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
2. Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley Marker
. Located at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedication Plaque of Flamsteed House (a few steps from this marker); Greenwich Meridian Marker, 1750-1851 (a few steps from this marker); Bradley’s meridian line (within shouting distance of this marker); Airy’s meridian line (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordnance Survey Bench Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shepherd 24-hour Gate Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Time for everyone (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greenwich Meridian Telescope (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
Also see . . .  Royal Observatory, Greenwich on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
3. Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley Marker
The marker and tombstone are on the small addition to the Flamsteed House with the red time ball.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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