Memorial: M5803

Gravestone at St Nicholas’ Church, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk commemorating John Fryer, RN d. 1817, master HMAV ‘Bounty’

Location

St Nicholas' Church, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England

Transcript

'THIS STONE MARKS / THE GRAVE OF / JOHN FRYER R.N. / 1753-1817 / SAILING MASTER OF / HIS MAJESTY'S / ARMED VESSEL / BOUNTY'

Details

Description: The inscription is engraved and the plaque laid flat in the ground. It is relatively modern, replacing his original headstone. The plaque is plain in appearance and does not include any decorative details.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Granite
Vessel: HMAV 'Bounty'

People

Fryer, John
Age: c. 64
Date of Death: 1817
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Master RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: John Fryer was born and died in Wells-next-the-Sea. He served in the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman for many years before qualifying as an officer in 1780. He was appointed Master of the ‘Bounty' on 26th August 1786 under the command of Captain Bligh to whom he remained loyal during the 'Bounty' mutiny of 1789.

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