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

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Joseph Pearson d. 1868

Location

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

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory / of / Joseph Pearson, Assistant Engineer, steamer, 'Suvonada', / a native of Scotland, / who departed this life on the 28 January 1868, / aged 34 years.'

Details

Vessel: Suvonada

People

Pearson, Joseph
Age: 34
Date of Death: 28/8/1868
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Engineer
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: Christine Thomas

Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Moray Scotland

Memorial at Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Moray, Scotland commemorating Alexander Duncan, RN, d. 1826

Location

Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Moray Scotland

Transcript

“Sacred / to the memory of / ALEXANDER DUNCAN. / Surgeon Royal Navy / who died 13th Feb. 1826 / Aged 62"

Details

Description: Stone wall tablet
Position: Graveyard wall
Materials: stone

People

Duncan, Alexander
Age: 62
Date of Death: 13/2/18326
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Surgeon
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Photographer: P Lacey

Park Street, Portknockie

Memorial commemorating the crew of the ‘SS Moray’, which sank off Logie Head, Cullen on 23rd November 1893

Location

Park Street, Portknockie

Transcript

“This anchor was raised / from the wreck of the / ‘SS Moray’ which sank on 23rd Nov. 1893 / with all hands off / Logie Head, Cullen."

Details

Type: Anchor
Position: Garden
Materials: Metal
Vessel: SS Moray

Event Date

1893

Extra

Photographer: P Lacey

Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Moray Scotland

Memorial at Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Scotland commemorating Rear Admiral James Oughton RN, d. 1832

Location

Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Moray Scotland

Transcript

“Sacred / to the memory of / Rear Admiral JAMES OUGHTON / who died in Cullen / the place of his nativity / on the 9th of June 1832. / Aged 71. // Here also lie / the remains of his father and mother. / JOHN OUGHTON and MARGARET WATT / likewise natives of Cullen. / The former of whom died in 1796. / and the latter in 1811."

Details

Description: White marble wall stone
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Graveyard wall
Materials: marble
Vessel: Sphinx, Isis, Windsor Castle, Leander

Event Date

French Revolutionary Wars

People

Oughton, James
Age: 71
Date of Death: 9/6/1832
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Photographer: P Lacey

Portknockie, Moray, Scotland

Memorial at Portknockie harbour, Portknockie, Scotland commemorating all those who lost their lives at sea

Location

Portknockie, Moray, Scotland

Transcript

“Precious to us are the memories / of our men and boys / who lost their lives at sea // Peace be still”

“This memorial is dedicated by / the people of PORTKNOCKIE / to all fishermen / who lost their lives at sea / a dedication service was conducted by / Supt. Ray Hall of the R.N.M.D.S.F. / on Sunday 15th July 2004."

Details

Description: Main memorial - granite memorial plaque with foul anchor and text set into a cone-shaped base faced with pink rock.
A second granite plaque is position close by.

Type: Plaque set into a base
Position: Above Portknockie harbour
Materials: Granite and stone

Extra

Notes: Portknockie was a significant herring fishing harbour port in the 19th century.
Photographer: P Lacey

Church of St Margaret with St Andrew, Littleham, Devon, England

Memorial at Littleham, Devon commemorating Frances Viscountess Nelson d. 1831 and her son Captain Josiah Nisbet RN d. 1830

Location

Church of St Margaret with St Andrew, Littleham, Devon, England

Transcript

‘SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / FRANCES HERBERT / VISCOUNTESS NELSON, DUCHESS OF BRONTI, / WIDOW OF THE LATE ADMIRAL LORD VISCOUNT NELSON / AND HER SON JOSIAH NISBET ESQR. / CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY / WHOM SHE SURVIVED ELEVEN MONTHS / AND DIED IN LONDON MAY 6TH 1831 / AGED 73 YEARS. / THIS HUMBLE OFFERING OF AFFECTION / IS ERECTED BY FRANCES HERBERT NISBET / IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE VIRTUES / WHICH ADORNED A KIND MOTHER IN LAW AND A GOOD HUSBAND. / IN THE ADJOINING CHURCHYARD WAS / ALSO LAID THE BODY OF FRANCES HERBERT, / WIDOW OF CAPT. JOSIAH NISBET, R.N. / WHO DIED 16TH JANUARY 1864, AGED 72 / IN HOPE’

Details

Description: Relief of a mourning woman at a sarcophagus.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Materials: Marble
Date Erected: 1831
Artists: Peter Turnerelli

People

Nelson, Frances Herbert
Age: 73
Date of Death: 6/5/1831
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Wife of Lord Nelson
Organisation: Unknown
Nisbet, Josiah
Age: 50
Date of Death: 14/7/1830
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, London, England

Wall tablet in St Mary’s, Rotherhithe commemorating Henry Meriton HEIC d. 1856

Location

St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, London, England

Transcript

‘IN LOVING MEMORY OF / HENRY MERITON ESQRE. / WHOSE REMAINS TOGETHER WITH THOSE OF / HIS MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER / REST IN THE VAULT BENEATH THIS CHURCH / HE SERVED THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY / IN VARIOUS APPOINTMENTS / WITH DISTINGUISHED ZEAL, ACTIVITY AND FIDELITY / FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS / AND DURING THE LAST FOURTEEN / FILLED THE IMPORTANT OFFICE OF / SUPERINTENDANT OF THEIR MARINE AT BOMBAY / FROM WHENCE HAVING RETURNED / IN THE MONTH OF APRIL 1826 / HE DIED THE SEVENTH OF THE SUCCEEDING AUGUST / AGED FIFTY FOUR YEARS / ALSO OF HIS BROTHER / WALTER ALLEN MERITON, ESQRE. / WHO DIED THE 31ST OF AUGUST 1853 AGED 88 YEARS.’

Details

Description: Stele with anthemion acroteria, a carved wreath between them. The whole supported by brackets.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble

People

Meriton, Henry
Age: 54
Date of Death: 7/8/1826
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Superintendant of Marine
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

San Fiorenzo, Corsica, France, Rest of the World

Gravestone at San Fiorenzo, Corsica commemorating Lieutenant James Moutray RN d. 1794

Location

San Fiorenzo, Corsica, France, Rest of the World

Transcript

'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY / OF / LIEUTENANT JAMES MOUTRAY, R.N. / WHO SERVING ON SHORE AT THE SIEGE, / OF CALVI, / THERE CAUGHT A FEVER / OF WHICH HE DIED, / SINCERELY LAMENTED, / ON AUGUST 19TH, 1794 / AGED 21 YEARS. / THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY AN AFFECTIONATE FRIEND / WHO WELL KNEW HIS WORTH AS AN OFFICER / AND HIS ACCOMPLISHED MANNERS AS A GENTLEMAN. / H.N.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Materials: Stone
Vessel: HMS Victory

Event

Siege of Calvi

Event Date

174

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Moutray, James
Age: 21
Date of Death: 19/8/1794
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Lord Hood's godson, and protégé of Nelson who erected the memorial.
Bibliography: Peter Hore 'Corsica Revisited 2016', 'The Kedge Anchor' issue 46, September 2016.

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