Memorial: M1668

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Broadwater, West Sussex commemorating eleven fisherman drowned in an attempt to save the crew of the ‘Lalla Rookh’ in 1850

Location

St Mary's Church, Broadwater, West Sussex, England

Transcript

'THIS TABLET / IS ERECTED AS A MEMORIAL / OF THE ELEVEN FISHERMEN OF WORTHING, / WHO ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER 1850 / GALLANTLY PUT OFF IN A OPEN BOAT / TO ASSIST A VESSEL; THE LALLA ROOKH, IN DISTRESS / BUT PERISHED IN THEIR HUMANE ATTEMPT / AND ALSO A MEMORIAL/OF THE GREAT MERCY OF THE ALMIGHTY / WHO SO STIRRED THE HEARTS OF THE BENEVOLENT/THAT THE LARGE SUM OF / FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS AND UPWARDS / WAS RAISED AS A RELIEF AND SUPPORT / FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILIES, / AND AS AN ENCOURAGEMENT OF BRAVE EXERTION IN THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY / LEAVE THY FATHERLESS CHILDREN, I WILL PRESERVE THEM ALIVE / AND LET THY WIDOWS TRUST IN ME JEREMIAH 49, 11 /SORROW NOT, EVEN AS OTHERS WHICH HAVE NO HOPE 1 THESS. 4, 13/JESUS SAID, I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE;/HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD/YET SHALL HE LIVE JOHN 11, 25 / A DAY IS COMING IN WHICH IT SHALL BE SAID, / THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN IT REV 20, 13 / THE ELEVEN SUFFERERS WERE / *HENRY BACON AGED 48 YEARS LEAVING A WIDOW AND SIX CHILDREN / *JOHN BELVILLE 49 A WIDOW AND FIVE CHILDREN / *JAMES EDWARDS 46 A WIDOW AND TWO CHILDREN / *STEPHEN EDWARDS 40 A WIDOW AND FOUR CHILDREN / *WILLIAM HOSKINS 37 A WIDOW AND FOUR CHILDREN / HENRY NEWMAN AGED 47 A WIDOW AND EIGHT CHILDREN / JOHN NEWMAN 26 A WIDOW AND ONE CHILD / *JAMES NEWMAN SENR AGED 51 A WIDOW AND SEVEN CHILDREN / *JAMES NEWMAN JUNR AGED 21 UNMARRIED / HENRY SLAUGHTER AGED 28 AN AGED FATHER / WILLIAM WICKS AGE 26 AGED PARENTS / THOSE MARKED * ARE BURIED IN THE ADJOINING BURIAL GROUND'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Stone
Vessel: Lalla Rookh

People

Bacon, Henry
Age: 48
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Belville, John
Age: 49
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Edwards, James
Age: 46
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Edwards, Stephen
Age: 40
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Hoskins, William
Age: 37
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Newman, Henry
Age: 47
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Newman, James
Age: 51
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Newman, James
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Newman, James
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Slaughter, Henry
Age: 28
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Wicks, William
Age: 26
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p.131; Robb Blann 'A town's pride, Victorian lifeboatmen and their community' (Worthing, 1990) p. 10.

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