Grave of Myrtilla, St Lawrence's churchyard, Oxhill

Description of this historic site

Grave of Myrtilla, negro slave brought from Nevis to Britain by Mr Thomas Beauchamp.

Notes about this historic site

1 Grave of Myrtilla, St Lawrence’s churchyard, Oxhill.
Grave of Myrtilla, negro slave to Mr. Thomas Beauchamp who probably owned a sugar plantation in Nevis, in the Caribbean. Thomas Beauchamp was married to Perletta Meese, one of the twin daughters of the Rector of Oxhill.
The gravestone records the date of Myrtilla’s baptism as October 20th; she was buried in January 6th 1705.
Grave located on the south east side of St Lawrence’s churchyard.
Listed, DWA3938.

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