|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1812|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1898|
Tolpuddle Martyr. Transported from Dorset, England, to Australia for joining the world's first trades union, to improve the wages and conditions of agricultural workers. He was pardoned after public outcry, and settled first in Essex, England, then in London, Ontario. He was the eldest son of Thomas Standfield, another of the Martyrs, and another, James Brine, was his brother-in-law. He had eight children, Julian Wesley, Theophilus Washington, Charity Madeline, and Mary, born in Essex; Wesley Loveless, Herbert Thurgood, Evangeline and Gertrude born in Canada. Mary died on the voyage to Canada. At one time Mayor of East London, he ran a shop, and founded a choir. (His middle name was possibly Herbert.) Age 85.
The memorials of the other Tolpuddle Martyrs can be found on Find A Grave:
Thomas Standfield (1791 - 1864)
Elizabeth Standfield (1826 - 1888)*
Mount Pleasant Cemetery and Crematorium
Plot: section N
Created by: Sheilia W.
Record added: Jun 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53267973
You were a brave man.|
Added: Aug. 7, 2010
Tolpuddle Martyr / Pioneer of trades unionism / Champion of freedom.|
Added: Jun. 5, 2010