Memorial: M2135

Memorial at Funchal, Madeira to Lieutenant Edward Williams RN d. 1837

Location

English Cemetery at 235 Rua da Carreira, Funchal, Madeira

Transcript

'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / LIEUT. EDWARD WILLIAMS. /
OF / HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY’S SHIP / PEARL: / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT SEA, / SEPTEMBER 11TH 1837; / AGED 39 YEARS. / THIS, AS A VERY SMALL TRIBUTE / OF THEIR VERY GREAT RESPECT AND ESTEEM, / IS ERECTED BY HIS COMPANIONS / THE CAPTAIN OFFICERS AND CREW / OF THE PEARL. '

Details

Description: Classical-style high-relief white marble tablet with an open-bed pediment supported by two square-section reeded pilasters with Egyptian capitals, all on a rectangular horizontal base. The inscription is on the vertical format marble plaque this encloses and also appears to form backing to the whole.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Pearl

People

Williams, Edward
Age: 39
Date of Death: 11/9/1837
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Piet van der Merwe, 2017

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