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St Mary's Church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wall tablet at St Mary’s, Tenby commemorating James Hungerford Morgan Lieutenant, Royal Marines d. 1851

Location

St Mary's Church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Transcript

'NEAR THIS SPOT ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF / JAMES HUNGERFORD MORGAN LIEUT. R.M. / AGED 63 / DURING MANY YEARS HE WAS A HIGHLY RESPECTED / MEMBER OF THE CORPORATION OF THIS BOROUGH. / OF WHICH HE WAS TREASURER AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH / APRIL 15TH 1851 / ALSO MARY MORGAN, (SISTER OF THE ABOVE) / WHO DIED AT TENBY JANRY. 28TH 1852 / AGED 62 / SHE FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS, AND REST IN / SURE AND CERTAIN HOPE OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION'

Details

Description: Wall tablet, marble inscription on a slate base, an urn in relief above.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Materials: Slate, marble

People

Morgan, James Hungerford
Age: 63
Date of Death: 15/4/1851
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Marines

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

St Mary's Church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Gravestone at St Mary’s Tenby commemorating James Rees d. 1837

Location

St Mary's Church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Transcript

'SACRED / to the memory / JAMES REES Late master of / [the] smack BETSEY who departed / [this] life in the 36th year of his age / [born] in London Octr. 16th 1801 / Having / met a Severe Injury on his right leg / Jan 9th 1837 which Caused immediate amputation and Consequently he /brea / thed his last at Bristol on the 25th / and intered here on the 29th / of the same Month / the LORD gave and the LORD hath / taken away blessed be the name of the LORD JOB. 1. 21'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Slate
Vessel: Betsey

People

Rees, James
Age: 34
Date of Death: 25/1/1837
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

St Mary's Church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Tenby commemorating Elias Fletcher d. 1801

Location

St Mary's Church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Transcript

'TO THE MEMORY / of ELIAS FLETCHER of Dublin / in the Kingdom of Ireland / Ship Broker / whose remains are here inter'd / he died the 20th day of Septemb. 1801 / AGED 40 Years / Death levels all on equal terms, / And gives an Alien Banquet to the worms / Who rudely gnaw in undistinguished graves / The flesh of Emperors and the flesh of slaves'

Details

Description: Tomb with slate top.
Type: Tomb
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Slate
Artists: J & D Lloyd, Tenby Green

People

Fletcher, Elias
Age: 40
Date of Death: 9/1801
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Shipbroker
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

St David's Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Headstone at St David’s Cathedral commemorating Thomas Williams d. 1859

Location

St David's Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Transcript

'Sacred / to the Memory of / MARY wife of / THOMAS WILLIAMS / Mariner of St Davids / who departed this life / 7th of November 1857 / aged 26 years [Biblical quotation and verse] / Also of the above / THOMAS WILLIAMS / who was drowned at Little Haven / October 28th 1859 / Aged 34 years'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Slate

People

Williams, Thomas
Age: 34
Date of Death: 28/10/1859
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

St Mary's Church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Ledger at St Mary’s Church. Tenby commemorating Commander Thomas Hammond RN d. 1759

Location

St Mary's Church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Transcript

'To the / Memory of / THOMAS HAMMOND / Esq. and Master & Commander / Late Royal Navy, he rose to this rank / through the strength of his own Personal Merits... / He dyed March 4, 1759 in the 41st year / [of] his Age much esteem'd & lamented / He was a fond Husband, a tender / Parent & a Sincere Friend / Here also are the Remains of / JOSEPH son of the above THOMAS HAMMOND by ELIZABETH his / wife Born March ye 20 1755 Dyed Feb...'

Details

Type: Ledger
Position: Floor, north aisle
Materials: Black limestone

People

Hammond, Thomas
Age: 41
Date of Death: 4/3/1759
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Master and Commmander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

St Peter and St Paul, Kedington, Suffolk

Memorial wall tablet in St Peter and St Paul, Kedington, Suffolk, commemorating Captain Thomas Legge Barnardiston, RN d.1912

Location

St Peter and St Paul, Kedington, Suffolk

Transcript

In Memory of / Nathaniel Walter Barnardiston. Born 1858 Died 1919 / Major-General. Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath / Member of the Royal Victoria Order / South African War 1899 - 1902 The Great War 1914-1918 / Thomas Legge Barnardiston. Born 1866 Died 1912 / Captain Royal Navy / Bombardment of Alexandria 1882 / Samuel John Barrington Barnardiston. Born 1875 Died 1924 / Lieutenant Colonel. Member of the Distinguished Service Order / South African War 1899 - 1902 The Great War 1914 - 1918 / Sons of Colonel Nathaniel Barnardiston / of The Ryes, Sudbury Suffolk / and of his wife Lady Florence Barndardiston / daughter of the 4th Earl of Dartmouth

Details

Description: White marble tablet with green surround. Topped by family crest.
Materials: marble

People


Age: c. 46 years
Date of Death: 1912
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

British Cemetery, Salvadore, Bahia, Brazil

Memorial at All Saints Bay, Salvador, Brazil commemorating  Commander William Frederick Fead  RN d. 1853

Location

British Cemetery, Salvadore, Bahia, Brazil

Details

Description: Low tomb with carved cocked hat and naval sword on top.
Type: Tomb
Materials: Stone
Vessel: HMS Express

People

Fead, William Frederick
Age: 44
Date of Death: 14/5/1853
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: 'Navy News' (March 1994) p. 8.

St Michael's Church, Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wall tablet at St Michael’s Church, Rudbaxton commemorating General William Picton d. 1811

Location

St Michael's Church, Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Transcript

‘In a Vault / belonging to the Parish Church / of St George’s Hanover Square / in the County of Middlesex / rest the remains of GENL WM. PICTON / who departed this Life the 14th Day of / October 1811, in the 87th year of his Age / having actually served / in Flanders, in Germany and at the Seige / of Gibraltar, against the combined Force / of France & Spain / and at the destruction of the battering Ships / on the 13th September 1782 / It was his earnest injunction to have it recorded / that he was duly impressed / to his latest moment / with the deepest sense of Gratitude and Veneration / for the Royal Protection / his most benevolent and beneficent Sovereign / most graciously and spontaneously / pleased to honor him with / in consideration of his Services.’

Details

Description: Plain wall tablet with black frame, family arms above.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: mable

Event

Siege of Gibraltar

Event Date

1782

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War

People

Picton, William
Age: 87
Date of Death: 14/10/1811
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: General
Organisation: British Army

Extra

St Peter’s Church, Dalwood, Devon

Gravestone in St Peter’s Church, Dalwood, Devon commemorating William Burnham Adamson d. 1912

Location

St Peter’s Church, Dalwood, Devon

Transcript

'In loving memory of / William / Burnham Adamson, / who fell asleep / May 6th 1912, / aged 67 years / also of his beloved wife / Sarah Ann, / who fell asleep April 24th 1901, / aged 56 (?) years' / Interred at Dundonald, Belfast / ‘Safe Home, Safe Home in Port’.

Details

Description: Cross and anchor.
Type: Gravestone

People

Adamson, William Burnham
Age: 67
Date of Death: 6/5/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Ship Surveyor
Organisation: Board of Trade

Extra

Recorder: Pippa Lacey
Photographer: Helen Lunnon

The Cloister, Watts Mortuary Chapel, Compton, Surrey, England

Wall plaque in the Cloister, Watts Mortuary Chapel, Compton, Surrey commemorating Lieutenant Commander Wilfred Clayton, RN d. 1932

Location

The Cloister, Watts Mortuary Chapel, Compton, Surrey, England

Transcript

'TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND THE DEAR MEMORY OF / WILFRED HENRY CLAYTON / LIEUT-COMMDR ROYAL NAVY (RETIRED) / JULY 17TH 1897 - DECEMBER 14TH 1932 / "JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR US THAT / WHETHER WE WAKE OR SLEEP / WE SHALL LIVE TOGETHER / WITH HIM"'

Details

Description: Circular green wreath encircling the inscription. Words incised into white tile with the background highlighted in green.
Type: Wall plaque
Position: Rear wall of the Cloister
Materials: Glazed terracotta

People

Clayton, Wilfred Henry
Age: 35
Date of Death: 14/12/1932
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: P Lacey 2018