Old Church, Pendock (Hooker Memorial)

Recent Photograph of Old Church (Hooker Memorial) (Pendock)

The Inscription reads:

In Memoriam
Sir Joseph Dalton HOOKER
O.M. G.C.S.I C.B., M.D.
D.C.L., L.L.D., E.R.S., &c. &c. &c.
1817-1911.
Sometime Directory of the
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
“The Works of the Lord are great,
sought out of all them that have
pleasure therein.” Ps. CXI. v2.

He was a follower of Darwin, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew for 20 years and President of the Royal Society, 1872-77. He married the Revd W.S. (William Samuel) SYMONDS daughter Hyacinth - their marriage is recorded in the IGI at St Nicholas's Church Hereford on 22 Aug 1876. Hyacinth was then the widow of Sir William JARDINE - q.v. various sources online.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)


Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 30th November 2007.
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