Memorial: M1753

Gravestone at Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea commemorating Alice Balfour d. 1857 in the wreck of the ‘Ontario’

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Transcript

In memory of Alice, wife of Capt. Balfour of Blackpool who perished on the Barber Sands from the wreck of the 'Ontario' on the night of the 22nd October, 1857, aged 49 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Ontario

People

Balfour, Alice
Age: 49
Date of Death: 22/10/1857
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Charles Mackie 'Norfolk Annals' vol. II. 1857 Oct 22. 'The brig Ontario, of South Shield’s, from Newcastle to Suez with coals (Capt., Balfour), foundered on the Barber Sand off Yarmouth, and drifting to the Cockle Gatway, was lost. The captain, his wife and son, and the crew of 24 hands perished. The chief mate, William Coates Robinson, alone escaped.'
Bibliography: Charles Mackie 'Norfolk Annals' vol. II.

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