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Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

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Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

  • Birth 5 Jul 1781
  • Death 5 Jul 1826
  • Burial Hendon, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 5971233

Explorer and adventurer. Founder of the city of Singapore, and also of the Zoological Society (London Zoo). An anti-slavery pioneer, he was refused burial inside the church at Hendon by the then vicar, whose family had made its money in the slave trade. However when the church was extended in the 1920s his tomb was incorporated into the body of the building.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 19 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5971233
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (5 Jul 1781–5 Jul 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5971233, citing St Mary Churchyard, Hendon, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .