Tolpuddle Martyrs, The

Within this cemetery lies George Loveless. He, with his brother James, John and Thomas Standfield, James Brine and James Hammett, were condemned to penal servitude in 1834 for organizing in Tolpuddle, Dorsetshire, England, a union of farm labourers. George Loveless was sent to Van Diemen's Land, the others to New South Wales. Public indignation brought about their pardon and return to England in 1837. The case of the "Tolpuddle Martyrs" became a turning point in labour laws and practices in the United Kingdom. In 1844, all except Hammett migrated to this district. George Loveless died near here May 6, 1874.


In Siloam Cemetery, where the grave of George Loveless - one of the martyrs - is located, County Road 31, north of London

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Middlesex

Municipality: City of London