Memorial: M2707

Memorial at St Swinthun’s Church, 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