Category Archives: Recreation

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John Lungley d. 1876

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOHN LUNGLEY aged 22 lost from the Yacht 'Vigilant' off Gravesend, Oct 11 1876'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Vigilant

People

Lungley, John
Age: 22
Date of Death: 11/10/1876
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Alfred Richard Pawle d. 1950

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Alfred Richard Pawle 54 lost in sinking of the yacht 'Wanderling' the Wash 15th Dec 1950'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Wanderling

People

Pawle, Alfred Richard
Age: 54
Date of Death: 15/12/1950
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating George Henry Lewis d. 1935

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'GEORGE HENRY LEWES aged 51 Lost from the yacht 'Astra' off Southend June 6 1935'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Astra

People

Lewes, George Henry
Age: 51
Date of Death: 6/6/1935
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Private cemetery by Errwood Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

Gravestone of John Butler d. 1886 near Errwood Hall, Buxton.

Location

Private cemetery by Errwood Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

Transcript

'Of your charity pray for the soul of John Butler Captain of the yacht Mariquita for sixteen years the friend and faithful servant of the late Samuel Grimshaw of Errwood Hall. He died on the 3rd February 1886, age 55 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Mariquita

People

Butler, John
Age: 55
Date of Death: 3/2/1886
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Thomas Farrington d. 1925

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Thomas Farrington lost with all hands from S Y 'Miramar' off Savannah Light USA Nov 30 1925'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: SY Miramar

People

Farrington, Thomas
Age: 50
Date of Death: 30/11/1925
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Notes: 'Miramar' foundered en route from Charleston to Miami with the loss of all hands.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, Hampshire, England

Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, Hampshire, commemorating yachtswoman Jennifer Wornum d. 1950

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of Jennifer Wornum who lived at the Manor these gates are given. The sea claimed her at the age of 23, 1927-1950. Many waters cannot quench love. These gates were designed as his last work by her father'

Details

Type: Wrought iron gates; stone.
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Wrought iron
Artists: Wornum
Vessel: Gentleman's Agreement

People

Wornum, Jennifer
Age: 23
Date of Death: 10/7/1950
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Yachtswoman
Organisation:

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Notes: Lost in the wreck of the yacht 'Gentleman's Agreement' near Wattamolla Beach, 35 miles south of Sydney. 10 July 1950.
Bibliography: P. Clissold 'Ships and Monuments in the Solent Area', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 58, p. 207 (Greenwich, 1972).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating William Russell d. 1903

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'William Russell Aged 54 Drowned from yacht 'Matador' in Cowes Harbour April 4 1903 Buried at Southampton'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Matador

People

Russell, William
Age: 54
Date of Death: 4/4/1903
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Hazell Downes d. 1873

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Hazell W. Downes aged 15 drowned from the yacht 'Sylph' off Greenhithe Dec 23 1873'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Sylph

People

Downes, Hazell
Age: 15
Date of Death: 23/12/1873
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Elspeth McAdam 'Peril on the Sea','Family Tree' vol. 5, p. 30 (Jan 1989). Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Ernest James Wheeler d. 1944

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Ernest James Wheeler aged 47 of yacht 'Westward' drowned in River Dart 19 Nov 1944'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Westward (yacht)

People

Wheeler, Ernest James
Age: 47
Date of Death: 19/11/1944
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Notes: Yacht 'Westward' 1910. She was laid up at Dartmouth during the Second World War following the death of her owner, Thomas Benjamin Frederick Davis (1867-1942).
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Ancient Chapel of Toxteth, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at the Ancient Chapel of Toxteth, Liverpool commemorating John Ward Grundy d. 1868

Location

Ancient Chapel of Toxteth, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'John Ward, eldest son of John Hancock and Maria Grundy drowned while rowing on the Mersey 10th April 1868 age 20'

Details

People

Grundy, John Ward
Age: 20
Date of Death: 10/4/1868
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Notes: From a MS in Liverpool Record Office. Compiled by James Gibson d. 1886, vol. 5, p. 725. The other casualty in this boating accident was Mr Arthur Hamilton.
Bibliography: 'Liverpool Mercury' 13 April 1868.