Memorial: M3876

Memorial in Shaugh Prior, Devon, commemorating Nicholas TomsĀ Carrington d. 1830

Location

St Edward's Church, Shaugh Prior, Devon, England

Transcript

'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / N.T. CARRINGTON / Author of "Dartmoor"; "Banks of Tamar"; "My / Native Village", and other poems. / He was born at Plymouth 17th July 1777 / and died at Bath 2nd September 1830 / He lies buried in the churchyard of / Combehay near that City. / Distinguished by his literary works / He won the regard of his countrymen. / Mild and meek by nature his heart overflowed / with the "milk of human kindness". / He loved and practised virtue / for its own pure sake and without shew of formality. / He was in spirit and in practice a humble and earnest Christian. / "Around his grave let sweetest flowers upspring / in memory of that fragrence which was once / from his mild manners quietly exhaled"'

Details

Description: Memorial dedicated to Noel Carrington in Shaugh Prior, Devon. d. 1830.

Event

Battle of Cape St Vincent

Event Date

1797

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Carrington, Nicholas Toms
Age:
Date of Death: 2/9/1830
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: RN

Extra

Notes: Apprentice in Plymouth Dockyard. Fought at Battle of Cape St Vincent 14/2/1797 as seaman.
Bibliography: Graham Dean and Keith Evans 'Nelson's Heroes' (Norwich, 1994) pp. 44-6.