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By Lindsay Ride, May Ride, Bernard Mellor
Many of the the foremost figures (British, eu and American) in the course of the turbulent occasions resulting in the Opium conflict are buried within the outdated Protestant Cemetery in Macao. The tales instructed through the inscriptions at the one hundred sixty gravestones there shape Macao and Hong Kong's heritage.
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They regarded the chairman as officially responsible for the actions not only of the British, but of all foreigners while they were on Chinese territory and in Chinese waters: this was usually distasteful to other nationals and often embarrassing to the British. When the Company took a census of the foreign residents of Canton, such as that of 28 January 1831, it took it in order to have at hand some record of those - at least, those residing in the factories - for whom it was expected to assume responsibility.
Early on the morning of 6 August 1840, Stanton had left his lodgings to join two friends in a swim from Casilha Bay. They arrived and, apparently ahead of him, waited for some hours before organizing a search for him throughout the peninsula. He could not be found, and the mystery of his disappearance continued to perturb them until news of him came from Canton, revealing that he had arrived at the rendezvous before his friends: being by himself, the crew of a junk lying close inshore had attacked him with ferocity and THE FIRST OPIUM WAR WHEN JAMES MATHESON HAD returned to Canton, William Jardine retired to Britain and in his turn took up with Lord Palmerston the cause of foundering British business in China and the pressing need to secure its proper defence against sabotage.
An East India Company Cemetery: Protestant Burials in Macao by Lindsay Ride, May Ride, Bernard Mellor