Erasmus Alvey Darwin grave monument in St Mary Church burial ground, Downe, Kent, England

Erasmus Alvey Darwin grave monument: legible names and details

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Erasmus Alvey Darwin
1881771804first name on monumentBorn in Shrewsbury and died in London.
Charles Robert Darwin
1882731809brother of Erasmus Alvey DarwinThe famous naturalist and author of “On The Origin of Species”.Born in Shrewsbury; died at Down House; buried in Westminster Abbey.
Robert Waring Darwin
father of Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Josiah Wedgwood
father-in-law of Erasmus Alvey Darwinof Maer Hall; Staffordshire. He was the owner of the Wedgwood pottery company and father-in-law to Charles Darwin.
Emma Darwin nee Wedgwood
1896881808sister-in-law of Erasmus Alvey Darwin

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Location of the above Erasmus Alvey Darwin monument

St Mary Church burial ground, Downe, Kent, England

St Mary Church burial ground, Downe
St Mary Church burial ground

Notes about St Mary Church burial ground

The parish church of Charles Darwin who lived at Down House on the outskirts of the village. Although he is buried in Westminster Abbey the graves of several members of his family are to be found in St Mary's churchyard. Full inscriptions of many pre 20th century gravestones taken from the 1919 survey by Leland Duncan are published on the Kent Archaeological Society website at This information has been used to supplement the photographs for gravestones that are now badly weathered. Most of the legible and accessible gravestones inside the church and in the graveyard have been photographed and indexed.

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