In memory of
WILLIAM BYAM, M.A.
Barrister at Law,
(Second son of the Hon. WILLIAM BYAM,
President of H.M. Council of this Island)
Who died of Yellow Fever at St. John's,
June 30th 1853, Aged 25 years.
He was a young man of great promise
He graduated at Cambridge,
As a member of Trinity College
B.A. in 1849 - M.A. in 1852,
Entered at the Inner Temple in 1845,
Called to the Bar in 1850.
He had returned from England
To settle in this his native Island,
Only a few months before the breaking out
of the fatal epidemic
which removed him from a community
that lamented his early loss.
This monument is erected
by his surviving parents,
in remembrance of their much loved son,
and as a Tribute to Worth,
during his short but bright career.
Spes Omnis Et Fortuna Nostri Nominis."