Memorial: M5855

Wall tablet at St Mary’s Church, Nottingham commemorating Lieutenant James Still RN d. 1821


St Mary's Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England


'Sacred to the Memory / of / LIEUTENANT JAMES STILL, RN / who / in the 22nd year of his age, / fell a victim to the ravages of the yellow Fever, / on board His Majesty`s Ship, THE PHEASANT, / while stationed off SIERRA LEONE, / on the 12th of October 1821. / For four successive years / he had been employed in the fatal service / of enforcing obedience / to that sacred Law, which, to the honour of his Country / and in the spirit of Christian Love / forbade/ the Traffick in Human Blood. / That he possessed the best feelings of the heart / was manifested in his unwearied watchfulness over those / whose aid he was in sickness, / and who / withering like the blighted shoots of Spring, / left their blessings upon him. / That he was endued with the spirit of Enterprise / was proved by the testimony of those / who had witnessed his skill, and admired his gallantry: / That he was characterized by suavity of temper and prepossessing manners / was apparent from that regard, excited in every breast, / which held him forth as an Ornament of Social Life. / How beloved a Son! How endeared a Brother! How esteemed a Friend! / is evidenced / in the poignant grief of his sorrowing family / in the unfeigned regret / of many who cherish the remembrance of his worth, / and in the heartfelt Tribute / of Him / who dedicates this Tablet...'


Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Vessel: HMS 'Pheasant'


Still, James
Age: 22
Date of Death: 12/10/1821
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy