Memorial: M3147

Wall tablet in Molland, Devon commemorating Frances Dovell and her son who died in the loss of the ‘Adelaide’ 1850

Location

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Molland, Devon, England

Transcript

'THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF / FRANCES DOVELL, AGED 47 YEARS / AND WILLIAM HENRY QUARTLY DOVELL, AGED 12 YEARS, / (YOUNGEST DAUGHTER AND GRANDSON OF THE LATE / HENRY QUARTLY AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE, / OF THIS PARISH) THE BELOVED WIFE AND SON OF / CAPT WILLIAM DOVELL / OF THE PORT OF BRISTOL: WHO UNFORTUNATELY PERISHED / BY SHIPWRECK ON THE NIGHT OF 19TH OF DEC. 1850 / ON THEIR VOYAGE TO THE WEST INDIES, THE UNFORTUNATE OCCURRENCE / TOOK PLACE AT LAGE, NEAR CORUNNA IN SPAIN, WHERE 16 PERSONS, / CONSTITUTING WITH BUT ONE EXCEPTION / THE WHOLE CREW AND PASSENGERS OF THE SHIP 'ADELAIDE'/ FOUND A WATERY GRAVE. / CAPT. DOVELL THE BEREAVED SURVIVOR OF THIS MOURNFUL EVENT / WHO WAS MOST MIRACULOUSLY RESCUED, NOW A WIDOWER AND CHILDLESS / HERE RECORDS HIS ENDURING GRIEF'

Details

Description: Relief of sinking vessel above inscription tablet.


Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble
Artists: J. Thomas, Bristol
Vessel: Adelaide

People

Dovell, Frances
Age: 47
Date of Death: 19/12/1850
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Dovell, William Henry Quartly
Age: 12
Date of Death: 19/12/1850
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Also of William Henry Quartly Dovell. d. 1850
Recorder: Jane Kelsall, 2001