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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

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ingestre, Staffordshire, England

Monument at St Mary’s Church, Ingestre commemorating Rear-Admiral Henry John Chetwynd Talbot d. 1868

Location

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ingestre, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

'HENRY . JOHN . CHETWYND . TALBOT . 18TH . EARL . OF . SHREWSBURY / AND . WATERFORD . AND 3RD . EARL . TALBOT . HEREDITARY . LORD / HIGH . STEWARD . OF . IRELAND . REAR . ADMIRAL . IN . THE / ROYAL . NAVY . A . PRIVY . COUNCELLOR . C.B. K.S.L. K.S.A. K.R. / BORN . NOVEMBER . 8TH . 1803 . DIED . JUNE . 4TH . 1868 / HE . MARRIED . NOV . 8TH . 1828 . LADY . SARAH . ELIZABETH . BERESFORD / DAUGHTER . OF . HENRY . SECOND . MARQUIS . OF . WATERFORD / HE . COMMANDED . H . M. S . PHILOMEL . AT . THE . BATTLE / OF . NAVARINO . HE . WAS . KNIGHT . OF . THE SHIRE / FOR . THE . COUNTY . OF . THE . SHIRE / FOR . THE . COUNTY . OF . STAFFORD . FROM . 1837 . TO . 1849/ IN . HIS . PERSON . WERE . UNITED . THE . ELDER . AND / YOUNGER . BRANCHES . OF . THE HOUSE . OF . TALBOT . / BLESSED . ARE . THE . PURE . IN . HEART . FOR . THEY . SHALL . SEE . GOD / BLESSED . ARE . THE . MERCIFUL . FOR . THEY . SHALL . OBTAIN . MERCY / BLESSED . THAT . HUNGER . AND . THIRST / AFTER . RIGHTEOUSNESS . FOR . THEY . SHALL . BE . FILLED / TO . HIS . LOVED . MEMORY . THIS . MONUMENT . IS . ERECTED . BY . HIS . WIDOW.'

Details

Description: White marble tomb chest with recumbant effigy of the Earl in peer's robes. Shields of arms on either side of the inscription tablet on the base.
Type: Tomb with effigy
Position: Chancel
Materials: Marble
Artists: John Steel
Vessel: HMS Philomel

Event

Battle of Navarino

Event Date

1827

Event Category

1821-1828 War of Greek Independence

People

Talbot, Henry John Chetwynd
Age:
Date of Death: 4/6/1868
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

St Michael and All Angels Church, Colwich, Staffordshire, England

Memorial at St Michael and All Angels Church, Colwich commemorating Lieutenant William Victor Horatio Anson RN d. 1856 and other members of the Anson family

Location

St Michael and All Angels Church, Colwich, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

'. SACRED . TO . THE . MEMORY . OF . / . THOMAS . WILLIAM . 1ST . EARL . OF . LICHFIELD . / . DIED . 1854 . AGED . 58 . BURIED . IN . THIS . VAULT . / . AND . OF . / . LOUSA . CATHERINE . HIS . WIFE . / . DIED . 1879 . AGED . 79 . / . BURIED . IN . THE . CHURCHYARD . OF . HAM . SURREY . / . ALSO . OF . THEIR . SONS . AND . DAUGHTERS . / . 1 . LOUISA . MAY . ANNE . B .
. 1819 . / . MARRIED . EDWARD . KING . TENNISON . / . OF . KINRONAN . CASTLE . CO . ROSCOMMON . / . D . 1882 . BURIED . AT . TRIESTE . / . 2 . ANNE . FREDERICA . B . 1823 . / . MAR'D . FRANCIS . 9TH . EARL . OF . WEMYSS . AND . MARCH . / . d . 1896 . BURIED . AT . ABERLADY . N . B . / . 3 . THOMAS . GEORGE . 2ND . EARL . OF . LICHFIELD . / . B . 1825 . D. 1892 . BURIED . AT . GREAT . HAYWOOD . / . 4 . HARRIET . FRANCIS . MARIA . B . 1827 . MARRIED . AUGUSTUS . 6TH . BARON . VERNON . / . D . 1898 . BURIED . AT . SUDBURY . DERBYSHIRE . / . 5 . WILLIAM . VICTOR . HORATIO . B . 1833 . / . LIEUT . RN . / . D . 1856 . BURIED . AT . HASLAR . HOSPITAL . CEMETERY . / . 6 . AUGUSTUS . HENRY . ARCHIBALD . B . 1835 . / . LIEUTENANT . COLONEL . V . C. / . D . 1877 . BURIED . AT . CANNES . S . FRANCE . / . IN . HOPE . / . "BLESSED . ARE . THE . DEAD . WHO . DIE . IN . THE . LORD" . / . THIS . MEMORIAL . TABLET . WAS . ERECTED . BY . / . THEIR . SURVIVING . DAUGHTER . AND . SON . / . GWENDOLINE . ISABELLA . ANNA . MARIA . / . WIFE . OF . NICHOLAS . RICHARD . POWER . OSHEE . / . OF . GARRAUNMOR . CO . WATERFORD . / . ADELBERT . JOHN . ROBERT . / . D . D . BISHOP . / . SOMETIME . OF . QU'APPELLE . CANADA . / . 1900 .'

Details

Description: Marble wall tablet with carved floral border.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Materials: Marble
Date Erected: 1900

People

Anson, William Victor Horatio
Age: 23
Date of Death: 1856
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Swaffham, Norfolk

Gravestone at St Peter and St Paul’s churchyard, Swaffham, Norfolk, commemorating Admiral Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson, VC, RN d. 1921

Location

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Swaffham, Norfolk

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET / SIR ARTHUR KNYVET WILSON BART. / V.C., G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., D.C.L. / DIED MAY 25 1921 / AGED 79 YEARS. / 'NONE OF US LIVETH TO HIMSELF' / ROMANS XIV.7 / KATHERINE KNYVET WILSON / DIED DEC 20 1931 / AGED 86 YEARS / ‘WHETHER WE LIVE THEREFORE, OR DIE, WE ARE THE LORD’S’ / ROMANS XIV.8'

Details

Description: Gravestone with foul anchor in circle above the texts.
Type: Gravestone
Position: East graveyard
Materials: Limestone

People

Wilson, Arthur Knyvet
Age: 59
Date of Death: 25/5/1921
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Also memorial brass in the church M6343. Awarded the Victoria Cross.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire, England

Wall tablet at St Peter and St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire commemorating Captain Michael Everitt RN d. 1776

Location

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'In Memory / of Captain MICHAEL EVERITT / of the Royal NAVY / who departed this Life / the 13th of Sept. 1776 / Age 59 Years / Also ELIZABTH Wife of / Capt. MICHAEL EVERITT / who died the 25th day of / April 1798, Aged 75 Years.'

Details

Description: Plain wall tablet.
Type: Wall tablet

People

Everitt, Michael
Age: 59
Date of Death: 1776
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Sighted B. Tomlinson 2018
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire, England

Memorial at St Peter and St Paul, Fareham commemorating Captain George Thomas Maitland Purvis RN d. circa 1870 in Japan

Location

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'In Loving Memory of / GEORGE THOMAS MAITLAND PURVIS, CAPTN. R.N. / ELDEST SON OF, / CAPTN. G.T.M. PURVIS, R.N. AND MARY JANE, HIS WIFE, / OF BLACKBROOK COTTAGE, FAREHAM, HANTS, / WHO DIED (AFTER AND ILLNESS OF FOUR DAYS ONLY,) / AT YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, / IN THE 51ST YEAR OF HIS AGE. / I GO HENCE LIKE THE SHADOW THAT DEPARTETH PSALM 109 VERSE 22 / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY A FEW, AMONGST MANY / THAT FONDLY LOVED HIM'

Details

Description: Plain wall tablet.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Materials: Stone

People

Purvis, George Thomas Maitland
Age: 51
Date of Death: 1870
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Born 1829.
Recorder: Sighted B. Tomlinson 2018
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire, England

Wall tablet at St Peter and St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire commemorating Captain James Thresher d. 1794

Location

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the Memory / of / Captn. JAMES THRESHER / of the Royal Navy / who died at St John's Newfoundland / on the 9th March 1794 / in the 26th Year of his Age.'

Details

Description: In relief, above the inscription tablet a draped urn and a curved-sided pedestal carved with a foul anchor. On either side, naval trophies. The carved and painted family arms on the apron.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: West end nave
Materials: Marble

People

Thresher, James
Age: 26
Date of Death: 9/3/1794
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

St Mary's Cemetery, Chennai, India

Memorial at St Mary’s Cemetery, Chennai commemorating Gilbert Geddes Richardson d. 1805

Location

St Mary's Cemetery, Chennai, India

Transcript

'G.G RICHARDSON 58 YEARS / on 3th August 1805 / I would write thy Eulogy / But my Tears blind me C.E.R.'

Details

Description: Horizontal stone slab, the inscription on an attached piece of stone.
Type: Ledger
Position: XVII 57
Materials: Stone

People

Richardson, Gilbert Geddes
Age: 39
Date of Death: 30/8/1805
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

Notes: Erected by his wife Catherine Eliza Richardson, formerly Scott. Gilbert Richardson commanded 'country ships' on voyages to China and Manila Bay.
Bibliography: 'Chowkidar' vol. 15, no. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 2-4.
Recorder: Tim Willasey-Wilsey