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Jessie Piazzi <I>Duncan</I> Smyth

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Jessie Piazzi Duncan Smyth

Birth
Aberdeen City, Scotland
Death
24 Mar 1896 (aged 81–82)
Ripon, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England
Burial
Sharow, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England Add to Map
Plot
pyramid to the west of the church
Memorial ID
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Wife of the astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth. She was an amateur geologist she was able to discuss the problems her husband had to deal with when setting up the time ball.
Wife of the astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth. She was an amateur geologist she was able to discuss the problems her husband had to deal with when setting up the time ball.

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF
JESSIE PIAZZI SMYTH
Daughter of Thomas Duncan, the dear wife of Charles
Piazzi Smyth LL.D.Ed. late Astronomer Royal for Scotland
Who was his faithful and sympathetic friend and companion
through 40 years of varied scientific experiences by land and sea
abroad as well as at home at 12000 feet up in the atmosphere
on the wind swept peak of Teneriffe as well as underneath and
upon the GREAT PYRAMID OF EGYPT
until she fell asleep in the LORD JESUS CHRIST
at Clova Ripon on the 24th day of March 1896 aged 80 years.

Beside the Earthly Remains of his Lamented Wife, here lies interred the Body of
Charles PIAZZI SMYTH
Born 3rd January 1819, died February 21st 1900.
Astronomer Royal for Scotland from 1845 to 1888, who earned unperishing renown by his Journeys
to distant lands for scientific objects, and by his eminent Astronomical and other Scientific
Writings and Researches. As Bold in enterprise as he was Resolute in demanding a proper measure of public sympathy and support for Astronomy in Scotland, he was not less a living emblem of pious
patience under Troubles and Afflictions, and he has sunk to rest, laden with well-earned
Scientific Honours, a Bright Star in the Firmament of Ardent Explorers of the Works of their Creator.

Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to Labour and to Wait.

He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.



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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27152597/jessie_piazzi-smyth: accessed ), memorial page for Jessie Piazzi Duncan Smyth (1814–24 Mar 1896), Find a Grave Memorial ID 27152597, citing St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Sharow, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479).