Memorial: M1272

Obelisk at Beauregard, Sark commemorating Mansell Renouf and four of his passengers who died due to the loss of a sailing gig in 1868

Location

Beauregard, Sark, Channel Islands

Transcript

'In memory of Jeremiah Giles Pilcher Esq., J.P. D.L. Merchant of London, Agnew Giffard Esq. C. E. Walter J Giffard his brother, Dr C. S. Gatehouse and Mansell Renouf boatman who embarked in a sailing gig from the bay below this spot at 5pm on the 19th October 1868 and were all lost during a squall of wind which shortly afterwards arose, with heavy rain and thick darkness. "Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of the waterspouts. All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me." Psalm XLII V. 7. To the praise of Almighty God who tempereth his judgement with mercy and in humble submission to His holy will. This stone of remembrance is erected by the widow and children of the late Jeremiah Giles Pilcher, to mark their tender love for so excellent a husband and father and their deep and bitter sorrow for his loss, also to urge upon others, through the grace and mercy of God our saviour CAUTION AND WARNING. "Thy way is in the sea and Thy paths in the great waters and thy footsteps are not known." Psalm LXXVLI V. 19. This stone of remembrance was restored in 1968 by Beatrice Haigh Born 17th April 1890 died 14th March 1973 granddaughter of Jeremiah Pilcher she is remembered with affection by her cousins Nadine Bonsor, Alexandre Meynell and their mother Nadine Killearn nee Pilcher'

Details

Type: Obelisk
Materials: Granite
Artists: Blisson, W. T. Collings

People

Gatehouse, C. S.
Age: 52
Date of Death: 19/10/1868
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Giffard, Agnew
Age:
Date of Death: 19/10/1868
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Gifford, Walter J.
Age:
Date of Death: 19/10/1868
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Pilcher, Jeremiah Giles
Age:
Date of Death: 19/10/1868
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Renouf, Mansell
Age:
Date of Death: 19/10/1868
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Boatman
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Jeremiah Gile Pilcher also has a tomb in West Norwood Cemetery, London.
Bibliography: 'Guernsey Star' (14 Sept 1869); David Kreckeler 'Nineteenth Century Monumental Memorials in Guernsey and their history of nautical interest' (typescript).

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