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

 

Monument in St Olave’s Church, City of London commemorating Vice-Admiral Sir John Mennes d. 1671

Location

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

Transcript

'HEIC SITVS EST / DS JOHANNES MENNESIVS EQ AVR / SANDOVICI CANTIANVS / ANDREAE MENNES AR (MATTHAEI FILII) FILIVS / EX IANA IOHIS BLECHENDEN AR FILIA / VIR PROBVS FORTIS BENIGNVS PIVS / REI MEDICAE CHYMICAE POETICAE GNARVS / OMNIVM QVIBVS NOTVS DELICIAE / VIX ADVLTVS ORBIS OMNES FERE ORAS APPVLIT / SITVS REGIMINIS COMMERCII MORVM EXPLORATVR / TERRA MARIQVE IN HOSTES ET PERDVEILES / IACOBO CAROLO PRIMO ET SECVNDO REGIBVS / HYPARCHVS STRATIGVS HYPOTHASSIARCHA / REI CLASSIARIAE INSPECTOR SVMMVS / VARIIS ET ARDVIS CONFECTVS / CLARAE PROSAPIAE DECVS NOMINIS VLTIMVS / NATVS MARTII 1598 / 18TH FEBR: 1670 DENATVS'

Details

Description: Curved inscription tablet, flanked by Corinthian columns, a broken pediment above, acanthus leaves below. In coloured marble, gilded.
Type: Monument
Position: Chancel
Materials: Marble

People

Mennes, John
Age: 71
Date of Death: 18/2/1671
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Comptroller of the Navy.
Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

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

Tablet at St Olave’s Church, City of London commemorating Captain Sir Herbert Acton Blake RNR d. 1926, Elder Brother of Trinity House

Location

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

Transcript

'Olaced by the Corporation of Trinity / House in memory of Captn. Sir Herbert / Acton Blake. KCMG. KCVD. Elder Brother of the / Trinity House, 1900, Deputy Master 1910-1920 / who died at sea 7th March 1926 / And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.'

Details

Description: Wall tablet with arms of Trinity House.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Materials: Stone
Vessel: Arundel Castle

People

Blake, Herbert Acton
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 7/3/1926
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve

Extra

Notes: Died on a voyage to South Africa on board the 'Arundel Castle' following a serious illness.
Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Memorial window at Worcester Cathedral commemorating Engineer Lieutenant Ernest Grant Ede d. 1917

Location

Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / ERNEST GRANT EDE / ENGINEER LIEUT. RN / KILLED on H.M.S. PELLEW / WHEN IN ACTION IN THE / NORTH SEA DEC: 12TH / 1917.'

Details

Description: The Royal Navy cap badge above the inscription.
Type: Window
Position: Cloisters
Vessel: HMS Pellew

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Ede, Ernest Grant
Age: 35
Date of Death: 12/12/1917
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Engineer Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

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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-John-in-Hampstead Church, Hampstead, London

Memorial in St-John-in-Hampstead Church, Hampstead, London commemorating John Harrison, inventor of the marine chronometer, d. 1776 and William Harrison FRS, d. 1815

Location

St-John-in-Hampstead Church, Hampstead, London

Transcript

On the North side:
In Memory of MR JOHN HARRISON, late of Red-Lion Square, LONDON / INVENTOR of the TIME-KEEPER for ascertaining the LONGITUDE at Sea. / He was Born at Foulby, in the County of York, and was the Son of a Builder at / that Place, who brought him up to the same Profession. / Before he attained the Age of 21, He without any Instruction employed himself / in cleaning & repairing Clocks & Watches & made a few of the former chiefly of Wood. / At the Age of 25 He employed his Whole Time in Chronometrical Improvements / He was the Inventor of the Gridiron Pendulum and the Method of preventing the Effect / of Heat and Cold upon Time keepers by Two Bars of different Metals fixed together, / He introduced the Secondary Spring to keep them going while winding up, and was / the Inventor of most (or all) of the Improvements in Clocks & Watches during his Time / In the Year 1735, his first Time keeper was sent to Lisbon, and in 1764, his then much / Improved fourth Time keeper having been sent to Barbadoes, the Commissioners of / Longitude certified that it had determined the Longitude within one Third of Half a / Degree of a great Circle having erred not more than 40 Seconds in Time. / After near sixty Years close Application to the above Pursuits, he departed this Life on the 24th Day of March 1776, Aged 83. / MRS ELIZABETH HARRISON. Wife of the above MR JOHN HARRISON, departed this Life March 5 1777, Aged 72.

On the South side:
And to his son / WILLIAM HARRISON F.R.S. born 1728 at Barrow-on- / Humber, died 1815. He was the custodian of his / father’s prize-winning watch H.4. during the vital / official trials at sea to Jamaica in 1761 and to / Barbados in 1764. He also actively helped his / father in the long and difficult negotiations with / the Board of Longitude and Parliament when claiming / the £20,000 prize. For many years he was a / prominent / Governor of the Foundling Hospital / teaching music to the children and was appointed / High Sheriff of Monmouthshire in 1791.

Top of Tomb reads: RECONSTRUCTED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF / CLOCKMAKERS OF THE CITY OF LONDON, 1879, WILLIAM PARKER MASTER

Details

Description: A Portland stone chest tomb decorated with pilasters and rosettes in Adam style (neo classical) Inscriptions in marble on the north and south sides.
Type: Chest tomb
Materials: Portland stone

People

Harrison, John
Age: 83
Date of Death: 24/3/1776
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Inventor
Organisation: Unknown
Harrison, William
Age: 87
Date of Death: 1815
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Scientific Instrument Maker
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Renewed and railings removed in 1934.

William Harrison tested the chronometers on their sea voyages to Jamaica and Barbados.

Memorial stone also in Westminster Abbey ‘JOHN ‘LONGITUDE’ HARRISON CLOCKMAKER 1693 1776. Stone was unveiled on 24th March 2006 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.


Photographer: Helen Payne, 2019

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

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