Royal Tunbridge Wells – Holy Trinity Church (Thomas Moon)

The gravestones at Holy Trinity Church in Royal Tunbridge Wells are now mostly shoved around the outside of the churchyard, some being more accessible than others.

This is the grave of Thomas Moon, who was born in 1823. If I’ve got the correct birth record, he was baptised on 1 May 1823, the son of Richard Moon (who worked as a fishmonger) and Priscilla Moon. At the 1841 census, Thomas was living with his parents and his 1-year old brother, Henry. He died at the age of 24 on 19 April 1847 and was buried on 25 April 1847.

And that, annoyingly, is the limit of what I can find. Why he died at that relatively early age, I don’t know…..