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Church, Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland

Memorial in Lower Largo, Fife commemorating  Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson d. 1845

Location

Church, Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland

Transcript

'In memory of Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham of Fordell, Polton and Largo, Admiral of the Red, Knight Grand Cross of the Bath and of Military Merit of France. He was born on 29.7.1763 entered the R.N at 14 and was made Post Captain in 1793, his activity, gallantry, judgement and Zeal were excelled by none in his profession and his numerous captures and successes were acknowledged by many public testimonials. He became Rear Admiral in 1810 with Commander in Chief for he West Indies from 1813 till peace in 1815 and held the command at Portsmouth from 1837-1839, he represented Queensburgh and Devizes in several Parliaments, but passed his later years chiefly at Fordel. Courted in society and generously spending an ample fortune, in 1799 he married Lady Charlotte Matilda Bruce, daughter of Charles, 5th Earl of Elgin who died in 1816 and secondly in 1817 Ann Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir John Henderson of Fordell, Baronet, whom he survived only 3 months, he died at Naples on the 21.4.1845 and was interred beneath the West Aisle of this Church. Erected by his Great Nephew James Wolfe Murray of Cringletie 1849.'

Details

Date Erected: 1849
Vessel: HMS Anson

Event

Battle of Donegal

Event Date

1798

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Durham, Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood
Age:
Date of Death: 21/4/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Red
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: In 1793 Admiral Henderson captured the French privateer 'Afrique'. The 'Afrique' was the first capture of a vessel flying Le Tricolore.
Bibliography: William Richard O'Byrne, A Naval Biographical Dictionary, Philip Charles Durham.

Cathedral, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Location

Cathedral, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of the commander, / officer and ship's company of the / Hon East India Company's steam frigate Cleopatra / which is supposed to have foundered / in a hurricane off the coast of Malabar on the 15th day of April 1847. / There were lost in the ill-fated vessel- / J A Young Commander, / C Eden, / H Ralph, / T Lawes, Lieutenants. / J C Carr assistant surgeon,/ F Nott mate, / J Soady Midshipman, / T Croad clerk in charge, / W S B Hadley captain's clerk. / Together with a crew of 142 souls. / This monument is erected by the officers and / seamen of the Indian Navy as a tribute of / respect to their lamented colleagues'

Details

Description: The inscription flanked by tridents and wreaths, trophies on top include, flags and anchor, a shield, sword and gun.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North wall C88 N14
Artists: Bovey
Vessel: HEIC Cleopatra

People

Carr, J. C.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Surgeon HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Croad, T.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Clerk in charge HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Eden, C.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Hadley, W. S. B.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Captain's clerk HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Lawes, T.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Nott, F.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Ralph, H.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Soady, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Young, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' (February 1853) p.157.

St Nicholas's Church, Rushbrooke village, Suffolk, England

Location

St Nicholas's Church, Rushbrooke village, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'JERMYN RUSHBROOKE/CAPTAIN/ROYAL NAVY/1890-1968'

Details

Type: Cremation marker
Position: North side churchyard

People

Rushbrooke, Jermyn
Age:
Date of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Born 5/4/1890. Also tablet inside church.