Batten, Margaret d. 1739 Said to have died at the age of 136. Native of Lochborough in Paisley, reputed to have been brought to England to prepare Scotch broth for King James II. Though after his death she fell into poverty and died in St.Margaret's workhouse. (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Cause of death: Extreme old age. Christchurch Gardens, Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Public gardens now mark cemetery location.
Blood, Thomas b. 1618 d. 1680 Colonel Thomas Blood was an Irish absentee landlord, bogus medical practioner and thief. He is most famous for almost successfully stealing the Crown Jewels from The Tower. He so impressed King Charles II that he escaped punishment and regained his estates. After his death his body was exhumed, as some suspected he had faked his death in order to escape paying law duties. His epitaph read "Here lies the man who boldly hath run through More villanies than England ever knew". (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Christchurch Gardens, Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Public gardens now stand on cemetery location.
Sancho, Ignatius b. 1729 d. December 14, 1780 Famous negro writer. Born on a slave ship, he used the legacy and annuity left to him by the Duke of Montague, whom he served as butler, to buy a chandler's shop at number 20 Charles Street. He became a noted painter, writer and musician. Formed an acquaintance with the writer Lawrence Sterne. (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Christchurch Gardens, Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Public garden stands on site of cemetery.