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New Plaque for Darwin Family Tomb

Restoration work has taken place on the Darwin Family Tomb situated at St Mary's Church, Downe. Funeral Directors, W Uden and Sons undertook the work and funded the new Welsh granite plaque detailing all the names on the tomb. The plaque was unveiled following a short service of dedication by the Archdeacon of Bromley and Bexley, The Reverend Paul Wright. The service was attended by local representatives including Randal Keynes, great great grandson of Charles Darwin.

The Darwin Family Tomb was built in 1842 when Charles Darwin's daughter Mary died soon after the Darwins moved to Downe.
Mary Eleanor, as she was known, was less than a month old
when she died of a fever. The tomb was built at that time as a
family tomb. With the weathering of the stone over the years, a new inscription was needed in order to identify the tomb.






New Plaque for Darwin Family Tomb