Category Archives: Emigration

Church of St John the Evangelist, Ryhall, Rutland, England

Headstone at Church of St John the Evangelist, Ryhall, Rutland commemorating John Cornelius Morley d. 1866 in the loss of the SS ‘London’

Location

Church of St John the Evangelist, Ryhall, Rutland, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of John Morley who died 24 October 1865 aged 76 years. The grass withereth the flower fadeth yet the word of the Lord endureth for ever. Also in affectionate remembrance of John Cornelius son of the above aged 54 years who lost his life with 219 others in the steam ship London on her passage to Australia January 11 1866. Thy way is in the sea and thy path in the great waters and thy footsteps are not known'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: South east side of church near path
Vessel: SS London

People

Morley, John Cornelius
Age: 54
Date of Death: 11/1/1866
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: unknown
Organisation:

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Notes: SS 'London' foundered in bad weather in the Bay of Biscay.

Liverpool Necropolis, Liverpool, England

Memorial in the Liverpool Necropolis, commemorating Captain Christopher William Finlay d. 1845 in the loss of the ‘Calargui’

Location

Liverpool Necropolis, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'Captain Christopher William FINLAY. Captain of the ship Calargui who with 416 souls perished on the 4th August 1845 in the ill-fated vessel on her voyage to Fort Phillip with Emigrants'

Details

Vessel: Calargui

People

Finlay, Christopher William
Age:
Date of Death: 4/8/1845
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Notes: From a MS in Liverpool Record Office. Compiled by James Gibson d. 1886, vol. 8, p. 593. Liverpool Necropolis closed in 1898 and a public garden was later laid out on the site.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating William Henry Webb d. 1887

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM HENRY WEBB aged 22 lost from the Emigrant Ship 'Kapunda' off the coast of Brazil Jan. 20 1887'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Kapunda

People

Webb, William Henry
Age: 22
Date of Death: 20/1/1887
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: passenger
Organisation: Trinder, Anderson & Co

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Notes: 'Kapuanda' emigrant ship, Trinder, Anderson & Co, sunk in collision off Brazil on a voyage to Australia, with heavy loss of life.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Western Esplanade, Southampton, England

Memorial on the Western Esplanade, Southampton commemorating the departure of the ‘Mayflower’ in 1620

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Location

Western Esplanade, Southampton, England

Transcript

'ON THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 1620, / FROM THE WEST QUAY NEAR THIS SPOT, / THE FAMOUS MAYFLOWER BEGAN HER VOYAGE / CARRYING THE LITTLE COMPANY OF / PILGRIM FATHERS / WHO WERE DESTINED TO BE THE FOUNDERS / OF THE NEW ENGLAND STATES OF AMERICA / ON THE 15TH OF AUGUST 1913 / THIS MONUMENT / TO THEIR MEMORY / WAS UNVEILED BY / HIS EXCELLENCY DR WALTER HINES PAGE / AMBASSADOR / FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TO THE COURT OF ST JAMES'

Details

Description: Square, slightly tapering column on a stepped base. A cupola on top, with a dome of white and gold mosaic, surmounted by a copper model of the 'Mayflower'. Carved city arms and the date '1620' on reverse.
Type: Memorial
Materials: Portland stone
Date Erected: 1913
Artists: R. M. Lucas, Garret & Hayson
Vessel: Mayflower

Event

Pilgrim fathers

Event Date

1620

Event Category

English colonization of North America

Extra

Notes: Commemorates sailing of 'Mayflower' from Southampton 15/8/1620. Other commemorative plaques on the side of the monument including one to D-day.
Bibliography: Robert Douch 'Monuments and Memorials in Southampton' (Southampton, 1968).

The Green, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, England

Fountain on the Green, Shipton-under-Wychwood commemorating parishioners who died in the loss of the ‘Cospatrick’ in  1874

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Location

The Green, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, England

Transcript

[East side] 'The fountain was erected by public subscription in the year 1878 in memory of the 17 parishioners who perished in the Cospatrick by fire on her voyage to New Zealand Nov. 17 1874. This plate was affixed as a memento of the coronation of King Edward VII' [South side] 'Henry Townsend aged 62, Ann his wife aged 53, George Charter aged 31, Jane Townsend his wife aged 35 and their two children, Henry Hedges aged 30, Mary Townsend his wife aged 30 and their three children' [North side] 'Richard Hedges aged 56, Sarah his wife aged 53, John Hedges aged 24, Sarah his wife aged 22, Thomas Hedges aged 27, Charles Hedges aged 18 sons of Richard and Sarah Hedges', 'The tree opposite was planted by Mrs K Wiggins and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Cospatrick disaster' [West side] John Ch. IV Verse 13 & 14'

Details

Description: Obelisk on a square gothic plinth with columns at the corners. Lion's head spout. Inscription on triangular brass plates.
Type: Fountain
Materials: Sandstone
Vessel: Cospatrick

People

Charter, George
Age: 31
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Charter, Jane
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Henry
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Mary
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Richard
Age: 56
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, John
Age: 24
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Sarah
Age: 22
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Thomas
Age: 27
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Charles
Age: 18
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Townsend, Henry
Age: 62
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Townsend, Ann
Age: 53
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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