Memorial: M4231

Gravestone at St Saviour’s Church, St Saviour’s, Guernsey commemorating eleven passengers lost in the wreck of the ‘Pitt’ in 1819

Location

St Saviour's Church, St Saviour's, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'IHS Here lieth the remains of eleven individuals lost on the Rocks between L'Eree and Richmount [Richmond] on the 26th Nov. 1819 on board the Pitt Cutter from Jersey to Falmouth. Viz Darby Horrigan. Bridget Doyle, Margaret Garde, Mary McCue, Ann Corkran, Rosanne ONeil, Belle Dawson, Catherine Burrows, Mary Fitzpatrick, Mary Horrigan, Pappy Burns, May the Lord have mercy on their souls'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Black slate
Vessel: Pitt

People

Burns, Pappy
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Burrows, Cathrine
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Corkran, Ann
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Dawson, Belle
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Doyle, Bridget
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Fitzpatrick, Mary
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Garde, Margaret
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Horrigan, Mary
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Horrigan, Darby
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
McCue, Mary
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
O'Neil, Rosanne
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: The 'Pitt' was carrying a cargo of cattle and fifteen passengers. The drowned women passengers were found to be carrying smuggled silk under their outer clothing.
Bibliography: Glynis Cooper 'Foul deeds and Suspicious deaths in Jersey' p. 73 (Barnsley, 2008)