Memorial: M3858

Memorial at Selworthy to Charles Baldwyn Dyke Acland RN who died of fever during anti-slave trade operations in 1837.

Location

All Saints Church, Selworthy, Somerset, England

Transcript

'CHARLES BALDWYN DYKE ACLAND, / THIRD SON OF SIR THOMAS AND LADY ACLAND, WAS BORN NOVEMBER 1ST, 1812; / ENTERED THE NAVAL SERVICE IN THE FOURTEENTH YEAR OF HIS AGE ON BOARD / OF H.M.S. HELICON, UNDER THE COMMAND OF HIS UNCLE, CAPTAIN CHARLES ACLAND; / LIKE HIM IN THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY FEARLESSLY EXPOSED HIS LIFE TO THE / DEADLY INFLUENCE OF AFRICAN FEVER; AND SO DIED / FULL OF FAITH AND / HOPE; AND DEVOUT AFFECTION, MAY 10TH, 1837, OFF THE BIGHT OF BENIN, AND / WAS BURIED IN THE ISLAND OF ASCENSION, THIS AFFLICTION WAS MADE KNOWN / TO HIS PARENTS ON THE 17TH DAY OF JULY FOLLOWING / AND ON THE 31ST DAY / OF THE SAME MONTH, IT PLEASED GOD TO REMOVE FROM THE BOSOM OF THEIR/FAMILY, IN THE TENTH YEAR OF HIS LIFE / DUDLEY REGINALD PIKE ACLAND / A GOOD LITTLE BOY, EARLY RIPENED FOR HEAVEN, BY THE MERCY OF HIM, / WHO WOULD HAVE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO HIM; / "AND HE TOOK THEM", AND "BLESSED THEM" / THE LORD GAVE, THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY. BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.'

Details

Description: Draped sarcophagus with two relief portraits. On plinth of sarcophagus a hymn book and sextant.
Type: Wall monument
Materials: Marble
Artists: Francis Legatt Chantrey
Vessel: HMS Helicon; HMS Scout

People

Acland, Charles Baldwin Dyke
Age:
Date of Death: 10/5/1837
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: '1837 Received from Sir Thomas Acland Bart. an order for a draped sarcophagus, large size in memory of Two of his sons, to be a companion to that executed in remembrance of his brother Capt Acland, with two profiles price 200 gns.' Acland died of fever during anti-slavery operations. Charles Baldwin Dyke Acland was commander of HMS 'Scout' at the time of his death.'
Bibliography: Alison Yarrington, Ilene D. Lieberman, Alex Potts and Malcolm Baker 'An Edition of the Ledger of Sir Francis Chantrey R.A...' , 'The Fifty Sixth Volume of the Walpole Society' p. 316 (1991-1992).