Thomas Fletcher TYERMAN (1812–1884)
St Giles section: Row 36, Grave K41

Thomas Fletcher Tyerman



Affectionate Memory





[He was in fact in his
eighty-second year]



Thomas Fletcher Tyerman was born in Newport on the Isle of Wight on 4 September 1812, the son of the Congregationalist minister Revd Daniel Tyerman and his second wife Rebekah Fletcher. His father was minister of St Node Hill Independent Church on the Isle of Wight at the time of his marriage, but was staying in St Nicholas's parish, Abingdon when on 24 April 1810 at St Mary's Church in Henley when he married Rebekah. Thomas was baptised by his own father on 7 March 1813, and had an older full brother Daniel Fletcher Tyerman (born 1811) and a younger sister Rebecca Fletcher Tyerman (born 1814).

In 1821 his father was appointed by the London Missionary Society to visit its southern stations, and he died in Madagascar on 30 July 1828, when Thomas was 14.

On 24 March 1836 Thomas (23) was granted a certificate of qualification at Apothecaries' Hall in London.

Thomas Fletcher Tyerman was living in St Michael's parish, Oxford when on 27 January 1847 at the age of 33 he was matriculated as a privileged person at the University of Oxford, thus enabling him to work as a surgeon in the city.

At the time of the 1851 census Tyerman (39) was lodging over the ironmonger's shop at 5 High Street, Oxford (which was in St Martin's parish) in the household of James Gill, the proprietor.

In 1861 he was lodging over the wine shop at 11 High Street (in All Saints' parish), and in 1871 he was living there alone with a housekeeper and assistant housekeeper.

He wrote a number of books (the links below are to copies available in Oxford via Solo):

In 1881 Tyerman was back in St Michael's parish, lodging over the confectioner's shop at 54 Cornmarket Street with the family of the proprietor, William Seary. He was still working as a surgeon, and in March 1882 when he was aged 68 he was called out to examine the body of a baby in Beckley who had died suddenly, which indicates the distances he must have travelled on horseback.

In 1891 Tyerman (79, but recorded as 78) was lodging at 47 Wellington Square, the home of a college servant and his family. He died there in 1894:

† Thomas Fletcher Tyerman died at 47 Wellington Square at the age of 81 on 10 February 1894 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 13 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

His effects came to £3023 3s. 2d., and his executor was the merchant Edward Tyerman.



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