Memorial: M5656

Wall tablet in St Giles Church, Codicote, Hertfordshire commemorating Lieutenant Barkly Reid RN d. 1861

Location

St Giles Church, Codicote, Hertfordshire, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / BARKLY REID / LIEUT: OF H.M.S. 'JAMES WATT,' / ELDEST SON OF WILLIAM REID, ESQRE, / OF THE NODE, IN THIS PARISH, / WHOSE DEATH WAS CAUSED BY A FALL FROM HIS HORSE / AT CANEA, ISLE OF CANDIA, / ON THE 7TH MAY, 1861, / IN THE 23RD YEAR OF HIS AGE. / HIS REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE / ENGLISH CEMETERY AT MALTA. / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED / BY THE CAPTAIN AND OFFICERS OF THE / 'JAMES WATT,' / AS A MARK OF ESTEEM FOR THE MANY GOOD QUALITIES / BY WHICH HE HAD ATTACHED HIMSELF TO THEM.'

Details

Description: Above the inscription tablet is a plain frieze separated from the cavetto moulded cronice by a torus moulding. Above the cornice, an anchor and coiled rope in high relief. At the sides of the inscription tablet are carved blocks and tackle in relief.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Chapel west wall
Materials: Marble
Artists: J Bedford
Vessel: HMS James Watt

People

Reid, Barkly
Age: 23
Date of Death: 7/5/1861
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: The chapel was furnished for the Reid family of the Node (their house) for their own use after the church was restored in 1853.