Tim Green

Tim Green

Posted on 08/09/2013


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Memorial to Thomas Corker, King Charles the Martyr Church, Falmouth

Memorial to Thomas Corker, King Charles the Martyr Church, Falmouth
The Latin inscription reads:
Sacred to the memory of Master Thomas Corker who died on September 10th 1700 in the 31st year of his life.
The young man who lies here was a glory to the English and the Africans. Setting forth from this place, performing deeds of war, when defending the Moor from the well-known fortifications of the Gambia, he claimed supreme authority not for himself but for his fatherland. Returning here he brought back ivory and gold and precious timber. Dying, alas, untimely not for himself but for his country, he perished, carried too soon away by an unfair death. Africans and English sadly suffer the loss together. Marble tablets now honour him; he deserved greater things, and that he should stand for ever in this place, himself a man of gold.

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