Plaque

Zachary Macaulay - WC1

Erection date: 19/10/2018

Inscription

Zachary Macaulay FRS, 1768 - 1838, anti-slavery activist, statistician, one of the founders of University College London - UCL, buried in these gardens.

Site: Zachary Macaulay - WC1 (1 memorial)

WC1, St George's Gardens

From the Friends' website: "The Gardens were once the burial ground for two nearby churches – ... St George’s Bloomsbury, and the church of St George the Martyr in Queen’s Square, now known as St George’s Holborn. The land was bought in 1713 and the burial ground opened in 1714. The Gardens remain consecrated ground."

When this graveyard became a park in the late 19th century Macaulay's gravestone, along with many others, was lost but in 2018, the 250th anniversary of his birth, the Friends of St George’s Gardens erected a plaque in his memory.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Zachary Macaulay - WC1

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University College London (UCL)

The first English university established since Oxford and Cambridge and the f...

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Zachary Macaulay

Anti-slavery campaigner. Born Scotland. Aged 16 emigrated to Jamaica and saw ...

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Zachary Macaulay - WC1

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Friends of St George's Gardens

Their website describes the gardens thus: "An oasis of calm used every week b...

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