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St Mary's Church, Belstead, Suffolk, England

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Belstead, Suffolk, commemorating Admiral Sir Robert Harland, RN d. 1784

Location

St Mary's Church, Belstead, Suffolk, England

Transcript

Beneath / this Stone lieth the Remains of / Vice-Adm Sir Robert Harland Bart / who died February 21, 1784 / Aged 69. / And of his Wife Susannah / who died February 7, 1805 / Aged 72. / Also of their two Daughters / Frances /married to Count Edward Dillon, / who died October 23, 1777 / Aged 25, / And Marianne Dorothy / married to the Hon.ble Gen Dalrymple / and Mother to the Earl of Stair / the 7th Earl, who died October 28, 1785 / Aged 29.

Details

Description: Black marble tombstone
Vessel: HMS Tilbury, HMS Nottingham, HMS Monarch, HMS Essex, HMS Conqueror, HMS Princess Louisa

Event

War of the Austrian Succession, Seven Years’ War

People

Harland, Robert
Age: c. 69
Date of Death: 1784
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Admiral Sir Robert Harland was promoted to Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station. He went on to become First Naval Lord in 1782 and full Admiral in 1782.


Bibliography: Some Suffolk Church notes: East Anglian : or, Notes and queries on subjects connected with the counties of Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex and Norfolk; Norwich Vol. 7,  (Jan 1898): 266-268.

St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia, Rest of the World

Wall tablet in St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia commemorating Cymbeline Alonzo Edric Huddart RN d. 1899

Location

St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia, Rest of the World

Transcript

‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / CYMBELINE ALONSO EDRIC HUDDART R.N. OF HMS DORIS, SOUTH AFRICAN STATION. /YOUNGEST BELOVED SON OF LOIS AND JAMES HUDDART, BORN AT MELBOURNE / 6 JANUARY 1881, KILLED IN ACTION / AND BURIED AT GRASPAN, CAPE COLONY ON 25 NOV 1899. CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS C.S.C. /WAS POSTHUMOUSLY CONFERRED BY THE KING. It is with deep regret that I have to report the / death of Midshipman Huddart, who behaved magnificently / and still advanced after he had been twice wounded until he was finally struck down mortally wounded. / The Queen read with feelings of admiration and pride / the record by his commanding officer of / the noble conduct of the sailor, whose heroic but / untimely death Her Majesty deeply regrets. The Doris sent one of the most gallant boys that / ever lived, Midshipman Huddart, who charging up the / hill at Graspan continued to advance after he had / been twice wounded, and at last fell mortally hurt / in the moment of victory. /Excerpt from speech to the First Lord of the Admiralty / Royal Academy Banquet 5th May…/ Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God’

Details

Description: Gothic wall tablet. Arms above inscription.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble

Event

Boer War 1899-1902

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Africa

People

Huddart, Cymbeline Alonso Edric
Age: 18
Date of Death: 25/11/1899
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Church of St John the Baptist, Shenstone, Staffordshire, England

Gravestone at St John the Baptist, Shenstone commemorating Admiral Sir William Parker d. 1866

Location

Church of St John the Baptist, Shenstone, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

‘Here resteth the body of William Parker, Admiral of the Fleet, Born 1st December 1781 / Died 13th November 1866 / “Looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life”’

Details

Description: Slab on plinth with a cross in relief, the inscription on the edge.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone

People

Parker, William
Age: 85
Date of Death: 13/11/1866
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Died of bronchitis. The photograph also shows grave markers to other members of the Parker family. With the viewer facing the church, William Parker's grave is to the left of that of his wife. There are three stained glass windows in the church dedicated to Admiral Parker's memory.
Recorder: Dr Pieter van der Merwe 2019
Photographer: Louise Branch 2018

Amesbury, Wiltshire, England

The Nile clumps – trees planted to commemorate the Battle of the Nile 1798

Location

Amesbury, Wiltshire, England

Details

Description: Seventeen clumps of trees remaining of those planted by Charles Douglas, 6th Marquess of Queensbury possibly to commemorate the battle of the Nile.
Materials: Trees

Event

Battle of the Nile

Event Date

1798

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

Extra

Bibliography: Alison Reijman 'Club Members visit the Nile Clumps', 'The Kedge Anchor' Autumn 2018 pp. 35-36

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Ledger commemorating Admiral Sir William Cornwallis d. 1819 and Captain John Whitby d. 1806

Location

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Transcript

[Information plaque] 'Admiral Sir William Cornwallis GCB / 20 February 1744 - 5 July 1819 / Captain John Whitby / 7 October 1774 - 7 April 1806 / Mary Anne Theresa Whitby / 18 December 1783 - 5 August 1850 / Erected by / Milford on Sea Historical Record Society / and the 1805 Club'.

Details

Description: Ledger on brick plinth.
Type: Ledger
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone, brick

People

Cornwallis, William
Age: 75
Date of Death: 5/7/1819
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy
Whitby, John
Age: 32
Date of Death: 7/4/1806
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Monument to Cornwallis by Foley inside the church.
Bibliography: 'The Kedge Anchor' Autumn 2018 p. 31.

Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers, Devon, England

Memorial at Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers, Devon commemorating Samuel Brokensha RN d. 1839

Location

Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers, Devon, England

Transcript

'SACRED / TO / THE MEMORY OF / SAMUEL BROKENSHA / MASTER IN THE ROYAL NAVY / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / 30TH DECEMBER 1839 / Thy flesh shall slumber in the ground / Till the last trumpet's joyful sound:n/ Then burst the chains with sweet surprize, / And in thy saviour's image rise / ERECTED BY HIS ONLY SURVIVING SON'

Details

Description: Headstone.
Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War; 1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Brokensha, Samuel
Age: 68
Date of Death: 30/12/1839
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: 'The Kedge Anchor' p. 15 (Autumn 2018); Nigel Hughes 'Samuel Brokensha, Master RN', 'Trafalgar Chronicle' 2016 pp.196-217
Recorder: Nigel Hughes; Pat Barber

St Michael’s Parish Church, Rendham, Suffolk

Memorial gravestone at St Michael’s Parish Church, Rendham, Suffolk commemorating Margaret Godefroy, RN d.1970  and Captain Jack Godefroy, RN d. 1989

Location

St Michael’s Parish Church, Rendham, Suffolk

Transcript

TO / THE MEMORY OF / MARGARET ROSINA / GODEFROY / DIED 17TH JUNE 1975 / AGED 62 YEARS. / WAR-TIME NAVAL OFFICER / LOCAL HISTORIAN / COMMUNITY WORKER / SHE SAW THE WORK OF GOD IN HER FELLOW MEN AND SO SERVED THEM / AND OF HER HUSBAND / CAPTAIN JACK GODEFROY / M.B.E. / DIED 13TH MARCH 1989 / AGED 76 YEARS. HE CARED ABOUT PEOPLE

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone

Event

World War II

People

Godefroy, Margaret Rosina
Age: 62
Date of Death: 17/06/1975
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Officer, Naval Historian
Organisation: Royal Navy
Godefroy, Jack McLellan
Age: 76
Date of Death: 13/03/1989
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Photographer: Helen Payne, 2018

St Peter's Church, Worfield, Shropshire, England

Wall plaque at St Peter’s Church, Worfield, Shropshire commemorating Vice-Admiral James Brasier d. 1864

Location

St Peter's Church, Worfield, Shropshire, England

Transcript

'IN PIOUS MEMORY OF JAMES BRASIER VICE ADMIRAL RN / THIS BRASS WAS PLACED / HERE BY ELIZABETH BLANONE HIS WIDOW : A : D : MDCCCLXVI / BORN FEB 10 1784 DIED JULY 28 1864' [On cross] 'IHS', 'JB', [Round anchor ] 'WHICH HOPE WE HAVE AS AN ANCHOR OF THE SOUL BOTH SURE AND STEADFAST / . (Hebrews Ch. 6. v. 19)'. [On left scroll] 'Him that believeth / in me tho’ he were / dead yet shall / he live / (John Ch. 11. v. 25)' [right scroll] 'Thou will keep him / in perfect peace whose / mind is stayed on thee. / (Isaiah Ch. 26. v. 3).'

Details

Description: Rectangular plaque inset into a rectangular polished stone backing. The inscriptions are incised and filled with black. The main inscription forms a border round the edge, with symbols of the evangelists in the corners. A Latin cross covers the main part of the plaque. There is a red anchor in a large roundel in the centre surrounded by green leaves, with a decorative border of leaves and small flowers, The upright is flanked by incised scrolls.
Type: Wall plaque
Position: North wall
Materials: Stone, brass
Date Erected: 1866
Artists: Arrol & Snell

People

Brasier, James
Age: 70
Date of Death: 28/7/1864
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Marked, brass losses.
Recorder: Julia Pursehouse 2017 The Arts Society Church Recording

St Olave's Church, Hart Street, City of London, England

Wall monument at St Olave’s Church, City of London commemorating Sir James Deane d. 1608

Location

St Olave's Church, Hart Street, City of London, England

Transcript

[Above] ‘DEO TRIN. OPT. MAX. GLORIA’ [Below] ‘HIC IVXTA IN CHORO SITVS EST JACOBVS DEANE EQVES AVRATVS / VIR BONVS ET IN OPERIBVS CHARITATIS LONGE PRAESTANS QVI PRIMO / SVSSANNAM FILIAM CHOFRI BVMSTED GEN VXOREM HABVIT EX QVA VNICVM SVSCEPIT FILIORVM POSTEA ELIZAB. FILIAM HVGON OFLEY / ARMIGERI ALDERMN. LONDON DEINDE ELIZAB. FILIAM RICHARDI THORN / HILL ARMIGERI ET VIDVAM CHROFRI WEBBE ARMIGERI DVXIT CONIV / GEM EX QVA DVAS GENVIT FILIOLAS NVLLAM TAMEN RELINQVENS / PROLEM NE MORIENTE SVPERSTITEM ANNO AETATIS LXIII XV DIE / MAII 1608 IN DOMINO OBDORMIVIT’

Details

Description: Painted wall monument with pillars depicting the kneeling figures of Deane and his three wives. His coat of arms above, below it is shown impaling the arms of his three wives - Offlet, Bumsted and Thornhill.
Type: Monument
Position: Over vestry door
Materials: Stone

People

Deane, James
Age: 63
Date of Death: 15/5/1608
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Merchant
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

Notes: Deane traded to India, China and the Spice Islands.
Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018

St Olave's Church, Hart Street, City of London, England

Wall tablet in St Olave’s Church, City of London commemorating Sir William Osborne d. 1734 Elder Brother of Trinity House

Location

St Olave's Church, Hart Street, City of London, England

Transcript

'Near this / Place Lyeth the Body / of Sr WILLIAM OGBORNE Knt / who dyed October 13th 1734. Aged 72 / He was Master Carpenter to the / Office of Ordnance 35 Years. / Sherriff of this City: / Colonel of the Militia: / An Elder Brother of the Trinity House: / And one of his Majesty's Justices &c: / A most tender Husband, loving Parent / Sincere & kind Friend, a Man of great / Piety and Virtue mix'd / with much Candor and Humanity / Endued with a Noble and / Generous Disposition / Always ready to Comfort / And relieve the Poor / and in every Circumstance / of Life worthy imitation. / Also the LADY JOYCE / Relict of Sr. Wm. OGBORNE Kt. / who Departed this Life / Augt. 4th 1744.'

Details

Description: Rococo cartouche, arms above (blank) and scallop shell below.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Materials: Marble

People

Ogborne, William
Age: 72
Date of Death: 13/10/1734
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Elder Brother
Organisation: Trinity House

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018
Photographer: B. Tomlinson