Memorial: M1311

Obelisk at Bembridge, Isle of Wight, dedicated to  Charles Anderson Pelham d. 1846

Location

Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England

Transcript

[West side] ‘TO THE MEMORY / OF / CHARLES ANDERSON PELHAM / EARL OF YARBOROUGH / BARON YARBOROUGH / OF YARBOROUGH IN THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN / BARON WORSLEY / OF APPULDURCOMBE IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT / D.C.L. F.R.S. F.S.A. / WHOSE BENEVOLENCE KINDNESS, HEART / AND / MANY VIRTUES / ENDEARED HIM TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM / THIS MONUMENT / WAS ERECTED / AS TESTIMONY AFFECTION AND RESPECT / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION’ [East side] ‘AS THE OWNER OF LARGE ESTATES / HE WAS ONE OF THOSE MOST CONSPICUOUS / FOR THE QUALITIES / WHICH PECULIARLY ADORN THAT STATION / AND / AS THE FIRST COMMODORE /OF THE ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON / HE WAS EMINENT / IN FOSTERING AND ENCOURAGING /
BY HIS EXAMPLE AND LIBERALITY /ALL THAT WAS CALCULATED / TO IMPROVE / THE SCIENCE OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE / AND TO ADVANCE / THE MARITIME INTRESTS [sic] OF HIS COUNTRY / HE DIED ON BOARD HIS YACHT / THE KESTREL /IN THE PORT OF VIGO IN SPAIN / SEPTEMBER 5TH 1846 / AGED 65‘

Details

Description: Obelisk on a tall square base, the lower part stepped with vermiculated rustication.
Type: Obelisk
Materials: Granite
Vessel: Kestrel

People

Pelham, Charles Anderson
Age: 65
Date of Death: 5/9/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commodore
Organisation: Royal Yacht Squadron

Extra

Notes: 1st Earl of Yarborough, founder of Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes.
Bibliography: Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd 'Buildings of England: Hampshire and Isle of Wight' (London, 1996). Website, Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight.