Memorial in Shaugh Prior, Devon, commemorating Nicholas Toms Carrington d. 1830
St Edward's Church, Shaugh Prior, Devon, England
'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"'
Battle of Cape St Vincent
1793-1802 French Revolutionary War
Date of Death: 2/9/1830
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Bibliography: Graham Dean and Keith Evans 'Nelson's Heroes' (Norwich, 1994) pp. 44-6.