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St Mary Magdalene's Church, Great Hampden, Buckinghampshire, England

Memorial in St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden commemorating Captain Thomas Kempthorne RN d. 1736

Location

St Mary Magdalene's Church, Great Hampden, Buckinghampshire, England

Transcript

'Here lie the Remains of Thomas Kempthorne Esq. / who following the Example of his Ancestors, served / his King & Country in the Royal Navy, / and dyed Commissioner of Chatham-Yard in July 1736 / Also of Anne his Wife / Daughter of John Hampden of Great Hampden Esq. / By Anne Cornwallis, his Second Wife / She dyed in Septbr. 1723. / CHARLOTTE KEMPTHORNE their only surviving / Child, erects and dedicates this Monument with all / duty and affection to the Memory of her Parents / MDCCLIX'

Details

Description: Carved with an urn decorated with a wreath of flowers, arms below.
Type: Wall memorial
Position: Sanctuary
Date Erected: 1759

People

Kempthorne, Thomas
Age: c. 63
Date of Death: 23/7/1736
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: George Lipscmbe 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham' vol. ii (London, 1847)
Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)

St Mary's Church, Kelly, Devon, England

Memorial in St Mary’s Church, Kelly, Devon commemorating Vice-Admiral Wiliam Hancock Kelly d. 1811

Location

St Mary's Church, Kelly, Devon, England

Transcript

'William Hancock Kelly Esqr. Vice-Adm of the Blue, third son of Arthur Kelly Esqre. Lord of this parish by Mary Tucker his wife. He died 2nd May 1811 aged 60 yrs and having served for 45 years.'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior

People

Kelly, William Hancock
Age: 60
Date of Death: 2/5/1811
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Lyn Collins

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church Lydney, Gloucestershire commemorating Lemuel Hyett d. 1925

Location

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

Transcript

'IN / LOVING MEMORY OF / LEMUEL / THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF / JANE ANN HYETT / who died January 10 1925 / aged 66 years / He lived for the good of others / and is now where broken hearts / and grief are known no more / Also the body of / JANE ANN HYETT / his beloved wife / who died September 24 1943 / aged 83 years.'

Details

Description: Carved with a relief of a yawl.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard

People

Hyett, Lemuel
Age: 66
Date of Death: 10/1/1925
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: Roberta Harlow 1997

Marylebone Parish Church, London, England

Wall tablet in Marylebone Parish Church commemorating Commodore Walter Bathurst RN d. 1827

Location

Marylebone Parish Church, London, England

Transcript

'In memory of Commodore Walter Bathurst, R.N. of York Place, in this Parish, died 21st Oct. 1827, from the effect of a mortal wound received in action in command of H.M.S. Genoa, in the action in the Harbours of Navarino, in the 68th year of his age. Also of Marianne Bathurst his widow, for 50 years a most respected inhabitant of this Parish, died Feb. 27th 1858, aged 75.'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Position: Stairs East side
Vessel: HMS Genoa

Event

Battle of Navarino

Event Date

1827

Event Category

1821-1828 War of Greek Independence

People

Bathurst, Walter
Age: 68
Date of Death: 21/10/1827
Cause of Death: War Casualty
Rank / Occupation: Commodore
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: https://stmarylebone.org/history/memorial-inscriptions




Marylebone Parish Church, London, England

Wall tablet commemorating Sir William Fraser HEIC d. 1818

Location

Marylebone Parish Church, London, England

Transcript

‘SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / SIR WILLIAM FRASER BART., F.R.S. / ONE OF THE ELDER BRETHEREN OF THE TRINITY HOUSE / AND FORMERLY A COMMANDER / IN THE HONBLE. EAST INDIA COMPANY’S SERVICE. / HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE, AT HIS HOUSE IN BEDFORDSHIRE / ON THE 13TH FEBRUARY 1818, IN THE 78TH YEAR OF HIS AGE / LEAVING A WIDOW / WITH THREE SONS AND ELEVEN DAUGHTERS’

Details

Description: A draped urn in relief above the inscription tablet, coat of arms above, carved oak wreath below.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North side of nave
Materials: Marble
Artists: John Bacon Jnr.

People

Fraser, William
Age: 77
Date of Death: 13/2/1818
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2019
Photographer: B. Tomlinson 2019

Shadycombe Church, Salcombe, Devon, England

Memorial at Shadycombe Church commemorating Marcus Hornden d. 1879

Location

Shadycombe Church, Salcombe, Devon, England

Transcript

'...Marcus Hornden, died on passage from Madagascar to Natal of yellow fever, 18th March 1879 aged 29. Buried in the English Cemetery Natal, 9th April 1879'

Details

Vessel: Golden Fleece

People

Hornden, Marcus
Age: 29
Date of Death: 18/3/1879
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: P. Cove; E.R. Stage

Hong Kong Cemetery, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Gravestone In Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Lieutenant Edward Hornblower RN d. 1888

Location

Hong Kong Cemetery, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred / to / the memory / of Lieutenant Hornblower / Quarter Master / Commissariat and Transport Store / who died at Hong Kong / on the 25th September 188 / aged 43 years / I am the resurrection and the life / this stone is erected by his / brother officers in China and Straits Settlements.'

Details

Description: Headstone with kerbs and railings in the Chinese style.
Type: Headstone

People

Hornblower, Edward
Age: 43
Date of Death: 25/9/1888
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Christine Thomas

St Mary's Church, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England

Memorial at Gateshead to Thomas Emerson Headlam d. 1821

Location

St Mary's Church, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England

Transcript

'... Thomas Emerson Headlam Esqr.., sometime shipbuilder and ship-owner of this parish ... d. 2nd Oct. 1821, aged 92...'

Details

People

Headlam, Thomas Emerson
Age: 92
Date of Death: 2/10/1821
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Shipbuilder
Organisation: Headlam & Co

Extra

Recorder: Reverend Graham Trasker 1970

St Denys' Church, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Wall tablet Sleaford, Lincolnshire commemorating Lieutenant Benjamin Handley d.1813

Location

St Denys' Church, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'FRANCES / THE WIFE OF BENJAMIN HANDLEY / OF THIS TOWN, GENTLEMAN, / DIED DEC. 27TH 1807, AGED 51 YEARS. / HER REMAINS WITH THOSE OF THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN, / BENJAMIN, ANN, AND JANE, / WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY, / ARE DEPOSITED NEAR THIS MARBLE. / ALSO OF BENJAMIN HANDLEY, ESQ., / WHO DIED 25 APRIL, AGED 73 YEARS' [Lower tablet] 'THIS TABLET RECORDS THE MEMORY OF / BENJAMIN, A YOUNGER SON OF THE ABOVE / BENJ'N AND FRANCES HANDLEY. LIEUT. IN / HIS MAJESTY'D 9TH. REGT. LT. DRAGOONS WHO / PERISHED IN THE TAGUS, IN THE 22ND YEAR / OF HIS AGE; BY THE LOSS OF THE BOAT IN / WHICH HE WAS EMBARKED ON THE CONFIDENTIAL / DUTY OF CONVEYING THE STANDARDS OF THE / REGT. FROM THE ADMIRAL'S SHIP TO THE / COMMANDING OFFICER'S TRANSPORT. ON THE / REGT.'S RETURN FROM THE PENINNSULAR WAR; / MAY 22ND. 1813. / HIS REMAINS WERE RECOVERED AND INTERRED / IN THE BRITISH BURIAL GROUND AT LISBON'

Details

Type: Wall tablets
Materials: Stone and slate
Artists: J. Malcott, London

People

Handley, Benjamin
Age: 21
Date of Death: 22/5/1813
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: British Army

Extra

Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)

Hong Kong Cemetery, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Memorial at Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Edward Francis RN d. 1867

Location

Hong Kong Cemetery, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred / to the memory of / Edward Francis / Carpenter of H.M.S. / Perseus / who died at Hong Kong [?] / 12th September / 1867 / Erected by his shipmates...'

Details

Vessel: HMS Perseus

People

Francis, Edward
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 12/9/1867
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Details amended.
Recorder: Christine Thomas