Memorial: M1742

Headstone in Canterbury, Kent of John Stevens RN. d.1814


St Dunstan's Church, Canterbury, Kent, England


'Here are deposited the remains of / John STEVENS Esq / a commander in the Royal Navy, who died Oct...1814 aged 72 years / also of Elizabeth his widow / who departed this life February 4th 1837 / in the 89th year of his age / they has three sons, the second / Cornelius James, a captain in the Royal Marines was killed in the service of his country in the battle of Navarino / on board his Majesty's ship Albion / on the 20th of Oct 1827 aged 40 years / Thomas the eldest, also a captain in the Royal Marines and John Harvey / the youngest a captain in the Royal / Marine Artillery have caused this stone to be erected in memory of / their revered parents and of/their beloved brother'


Description: Headstone, bodystone and footstone.

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Limestone
Vessel: HMS Albion


Battle of Navarino

Event Date


Event Category

1821-1828 War of Greek Independence


Stevens, John
Age: 72
Date of Death: 10/1814
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Stevens, Cornelius James
Age: 40
Date of Death: 20/10/1827
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RM
Organisation: Royal Marines


Notes: Burial Register says John Stevens died aged 70.

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