Memorial: M1696

Memorial at Funchal, Madeira to Alexander Stewart d. 1848

Location

English Cemetery, 235 Rua da Carreira, Funchal, Madeira

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / ALEXANDER STEWART
/ SEAMAN / WHO DIED ON BOARD THE U.S. SHIP / JAMESTOWN
IN FUNCHAL ROADS / DECR 21ST 1848 AGED 40 YEARS / Farewell dear shipmate thy glass has run / Thy earthly cruize is o’er / May thy spirit waft on angels wings / To that happy heavenly shore / As a tribute of regard for the memory / of a Seaman, (who was respected by / all who knew him) this tomb is / erected by his officers and / Shipmates.'

Details

Description: Plain vertical white marble plaque, originally set between plain flanking columns plaster/cement-moulded onto the bottom of the rubble wall behind, on a similar rectangular base below just overlapping the letters of the last line: only the fragmentary capitals, bases and lower step survive. Above the columns is the trace of a curved pediment, also missing.
Type: Wall monument
Materials: Marble
Vessel: Jamestown

People

Stewart, Alexander
Age: 40
Date of Death: 21/12/1848
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: unknown

Extra

Recorder: Piet van der Merwe, 2017

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