Inside the wonderfully picturesque Toronto Necropolis, which is a historic non-denominational cemetery in Cabbagetown.
The grave marker in the foreground is for Captain Francis Jackman, who was born in Goring in Sussex, England and died 21 March 1892 in Toronto. Coincidentally, I used to travel through Goring on my daily commute between Brighton and Chichester. Small world!
Captain Jackman was a merchant sailor who traded between South Africa and Toronto in the “famous” schooner Seagull. His beloved wife, Matilda Jane Wray, is also interred here. She was born 1832 in Ireland and died 21 September 1888 in Toronto.
Check out my previous post to read a badly paraphrased history of this fascinating cemetery.