E.J.Wilkins

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Southampton Old Cemetery


General Juan Manuel de Rosas

This memorial marks where the Argentinian General Rosas was buried in 1877.

General Rosas fled Argentina in 1852. He and his family lived in Southampton. In 1989 Argentinian government asked for the general's body to be returned to Argentina. His family remain at rest here in Southampton.

The main inscription on the front reads :-
GENERAL ROSAS
BORN IN BUENOS AYRES
30th MARCH 1793
CAME TO ENGLAND 1852
DIED SOUTHAMPTON
14th MARCH 1877
R.I.P.

Below this, also on the front :-
MANUELA de ROSAS oe TERRERO
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
GENERAL ROSAS
AND WIFE OF MAXIMO TERRERO
BORN IN BUENOS AYRES 24th MAY 1817
DIED IN LONDON 17th SEPTEMBER 1898
R.I.P.

On the left face of the memorial :-
RODRICO THOMAS TERRERO
DIED 9TH SEPTEMBER 1937
IN HIS 79TH YEAR
YOUNGER SON OF
DON MAXIMO TERRERO
AND THE DONNA MANUELA DE ROSAS DE TERRERO
AND GRANDSON OF GENERAL ROSAS
R.I.P.

On the right base :-
MAXIMO TERRERO
BORN IN BEUNOS AYRES, 4th MAY 1817
DIED AT SOUTHAMPTON, 7th DECEMBER 1904
R.I.P

Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Manuel_de_Rosas

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery
http://www.thejacobs.free-online.co.uk/FoSOC/fosocinterest.htm

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Southampton Old Cemetery


General Juan Manuel de Rosas

This memorial marks where the Argentinian General Rosas was buried in 1877.

General Rosas fled Argentina in 1852. He and his family lived in Southampton. In 1989 Argentinian government asked for the general's body to be returned to Argentina. His family remain at rest here in Southampton.

The main inscription on the front reads :-
GENERAL ROSAS
BORN IN BUENOS AYRES
30th MARCH 1793
CAME TO ENGLAND 1852
DIED SOUTHAMPTON
14th MARCH 1877
R.I.P.

Below this, also on the front :-
MANUELA de ROSAS oe TERRERO
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
GENERAL ROSAS
AND WIFE OF MAXIMO TERRERO
BORN IN BUENOS AYRES 24th MAY 1817
DIED IN LONDON 17th SEPTEMBER 1898
R.I.P.

On the left face of the memorial :-
RODRICO THOMAS TERRERO
DIED 9TH SEPTEMBER 1937
IN HIS 79TH YEAR
YOUNGER SON OF
DON MAXIMO TERRERO
AND THE DONNA MANUELA DE ROSAS DE TERRERO
AND GRANDSON OF GENERAL ROSAS
R.I.P.

On the right base :-
MAXIMO TERRERO
BORN IN BEUNOS AYRES, 4th MAY 1817
DIED AT SOUTHAMPTON, 7th DECEMBER 1904
R.I.P

Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Manuel_de_Rosas

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery
http://www.thejacobs.free-online.co.uk/FoSOC/fosocinterest.htm

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comments (8)

Very interresting thanx !
EJWilkins: Thanks Zeb smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 3 Dec 2006, 04:59
I learn something every time I visit here. 'Tis a good thing.
EJWilkins: I learn a lot when I look at other people's pictures too. It isn't until I see a snippet of other people's lives or surroundings that I realise how little I know about the rest of the world.
  • Ararat
  • Spain
  • 3 Dec 2006, 09:48
Interresting!
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Dec 2006, 09:48
Very nice blog again. All the rosas/roses.

For the photo you can watch the lighting in the higher area of the photo.
EJWilkins: Ah, you spotted it!
I have taken loads of pictures of this monument and each one has had the same problem. In the summer the leaves covered the cross and the sun blew the rest. I've tried to compensate, I read the book carefully and read up about it online, but it didn't seem to work. Using a fill flash made it worse, because this is a polished surface. ... more in Neil's reply ..
Good morning to you Ellie. What an interesting life you lead!! Another super photograph. I do lean towards Louis's sentiment re: the top of the pic, but gee, this is a really difficult one to get overall exposure right and you have done amazingly well. Enjoy your Sunday. Kind wishes, Neil.
EJWilkins: Yes, the exposure is pants, as the kids would say! Believe me this is the best, you wouldn't want to see the rest. I tried all the tricks I could find, but none seemed to work. It could be the camera, it's always easy for a bad workman to 'blame the tools'. I will, one day, get a good picture of this monument, with it all in the frame and with the inscription readable. Maybe a better camera will help, but I have a feeling it's all down to practice and learning how to get the best image of a shiny, but speckled, surface that always seems to be half in the shade and half in the sun.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 3 Dec 2006, 14:18
I'm in your same boat, Ellie, about these exposure issues (especially when the sky IS white, by the way!), so if you ever get it figured out, just let me know. smile

In the meantime, it's another Sunday history lesson, which I'm quite enjoying! Thanks.
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Dec 2006, 16:43
How do you keep finding these things to keep us entertained and informed. What ever you do don't stop I'm not to old to learn you know !
  • El Dani
  • Gulubú
  • 3 Dec 2006, 17:04
This is the last place where I expected to learn about my own country's history! Thank you, Ellie!

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