Memorial: M2707

Memorial at Sandford, Devon commemorating Lieutenant Samuel John Hunt RN d. 1822

Location

St Swinthun's Church, Sandford, Devon, England

Transcript

‘THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF / SIR HUMPHTTRY PHINEAS DAVIE OF CREEDY, BART. / BY HIS AFFECTIONATE SISTER JULIANA. / HE WAS BORN 12TH JANUARY 1845. / THE SUBJECT ON THE TABLET ABOVE WAS SELECTED BY ONE / WHO LOVED THE DECEASED, AS EXPRESSIVE OF HIS CHARACTER; / THE SPIRIT OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN HAVING BEEN ENGRAVED ON HIS HEART/ AND MANIFESTED THROUGH LIFE IN HIS ACTIONS. / ‘BUT TO DO GOOD, AND TO COMMUNICATE, FORGET NOT, FOR WITH SUCH / SACRIFICES GOD IS WELL PLEASED” HEB. XIII -16’ [On apron] ‘ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THE FOUR SISTERS OF THE ABOVE / CATHERINE; WIDOW OF JOSEPH HUNT, ESQR. / BORN 3RD MAY 1765, DIED 3RD OCTOBER 1833. / JULIANA, BORN 12TH MAY 1766, DIED 16TH APRIL 1847 / ELIZABETH BAPTIZED 29TH MAY 1767, BURIED 17TH NOVEMBER 1792. / FRANCES, BAPTIZED 3RD AUGUST 1768, DIED 11TH MARCH 1827 / AND TO S.J. HUNT, LIEUT. R.N. OF H.M.S. MYRMIDON, BACHELOR, / SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED CATHERINE AND JOSEPH HUNT, / WHO WAS BORN 7TH JANUARY 1796, / AND DIED 24TH JUNE 1822, / ON THE COAST OF AFRICA, / WHILST IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY.’

Details

Description: Wall monument, a relief depicting the parable of the good Samaritan above the inscription panel. At the, top the Davie crest between volutes, The who flanked by pillars supported by brackets.
Type: Wall monument
Materials: Marble
Artists: Edward Bowring Stephens
Vessel: HMS Myrmidon

People

Hunt, Samuel John
Age: 26
Date of Death: 24/6/1822
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Myrmidon' engaging in supressing the slave trade at this time.
Recorder: Professor Norman Hammond & Dr J. L. Wilson
Photographer: Professor Norman Hammond