Survey of London: Volume 4, Chelsea, Pt II. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1913.
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CXXVIII.—THE OLD BURIAL GROUND, KING'S ROAD.
This burial ground was the gift of Sir Hans Sloane to the parish, and was consecrated in 1736. It has long been disused and is now a recreation ground—in fine weather—for the old men and women of the adjoining workhouse. It is a not unpicturesque sight to see the men in their scarlet caps and the women in their blue cotton gowns grouped among the worn and weathered stones.
Among those who lie buried here are Andrew Millar (d. 1768) a bookseller of note; John Martyn, F.R.S., the botanist (d. 1768) and Eulalia his wife (d. 1748—9), who was the daughter of Dr. King, rector of Chelsea; Dr. Sloane Elsmere, rector (d. 1766); John Baptist Cipriani, the artist (d. 1785); Lady Rous (d. 1777), widow of Sir William Rous, Alderman; and Rev. Philip Withers, D.D., the pamphleteer (d. 1790). (fn. 1)