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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜บ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ?

๐Œ๐˜๐’๐“๐„๐‘๐ˆ๐Ž๐”๐’ ๐๐ˆ๐†๐‡๐“ ๐๐”๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐‹ ๐Ž๐… ๐†๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘๐๐Ž๐‘ ๐‘๐Ž๐๐„๐‘๐“ ๐…๐”๐‹๐‹๐„๐‘๐“๐Ž๐โ€™๐’ ๐–๐ˆ๐…๐„ ๐€๐“ ๐’๐“. ๐†๐„๐Ž๐‘๐†๐„โ€™๐’ ๐‚๐‡๐”๐‘๐‚๐‡ ๐ˆ๐ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ


๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜บ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ?


The St. Georgeโ€™s Church has quite a few memorials in its vicinity, but one of the more interesting memorials that remains today is that of Governor Robert Fullerton's wife, Harriet, who was known to be a very uncompromising and exacting mistress during her lifetime. As a result, the disdain for her was so great that when she died in 1830, the household staff swore to curse her grave and never let her rest in peace.


The threat shook Fullerton to the core. Unknown to many, he held a mock funeral ceremony for his wife at the old Northam Road Protestant Cemetery that was attended by prominent residents in the settlement. The coffin buried that day was filled with earth instead of Harriet's body.


Later that same night, under the cloak of darkness, St Georgeโ€™s Church became the venue of a secret burial where a coffin bearing Harrietโ€™s body was lowered into a hole dug in the chancel floor. Rumour has it that the service was witnessed only by Fullerton. [1]

Then, Fullerton returned to Europe in 1830 and died in London on 6 June 1831, and was interred in a vault of the St Marylebone Parish Church in London. [2]

Thumb through this album to view the rare shot of Harriet's memorial!

๐‘ณ๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’•? ๐‘ท๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘บ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†!โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ


๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ Mr ๐’๐’ ๐๐ฎ๐š๐ก ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž. ๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ:

http://ssquah.blogspot.com/.../bicentenary-of-st-georges...

St. George's Anglican Church, 1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town.

[1] https://www.nst.com.my/.../hidden-secrets-religious-sites... [2] https://www.stmarylebone.org/.../Sir_Robert_Fullerton.pdf



A snapshot of the St George's Church. Photo credit: Penang Hidden Gems


Robert Fullerton (1773 โ€“ 1831)

First Governor of the Straitsโ€™ Settlement (1826 - 1829)

Buried in London's St Marylebone Parish Church June 1831


Credit: www.stmarylebone.org

The black marble slab in the chancel floor reads: โ€Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of Harriet, Wife of the Honโ€™ble Robert Fullerton, Esq., Governor of this Settlement, who departed this life, on the 30th June, 1830. Aged 48 yearsโ€.


This rare shot is captured by SS Quah. To read how he was fortunate enough to have captured this shot, read his story at:

http://ssquah.blogspot.com/.../bicentenary-of-st-georges...



The inscription reads: Sacred to the memory of Robert Fullerton Esq., late Governor of Prince of Walesโ€™s Island who passed many years of his life in the service of the Honorable East India Company with the utmost honor and integrity. In public life most upright. In private life most affectionate. He died on the 6th of June 1831 aged 58 years and is interred in a vault of this church. Also to the memory of Harriet, wife of Robert Fullerton, Esq., who died at Prince of Walesโ€™s Island on 30th June 1830 leaving her family to deplore the loss of a most inestimable and attached mother.


Credit: www.stmarylebone.org/







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