Memorial: M6318

Wall tablet in Heversham, Cumbria dedicated to Joseph Fayrer d. 1801


St Peter's Church, Heversham, Cumbria, England


'To the Memory of / CAPTAIN JOSEPH FAYRER of Milnthorpe, who died / at Cape Coast Castle, on the coast of Africa Jan. 11th 1801, aged 55. / Also of BRIDGET his Wife, who died March 14th 1807, Aged 52 / Also of EDWARD BIRBECK FAYRER their third Son, / A Midshipman of the Royal Navy, who died in the / Service of his Country being one of the unfortunate / Crew of H.M.S. Defence, lost in a Storm off the / entrance of the Baltic Dec. 23rd 1811, Aged 21 / This stone is erected to the Memory of his deceased / Parents and Brother, by R. I. Fayrer / Lieutenant of the R.N.'


Description: Black limestone rectangular slab with feet, on a granite mount with plain feet, a pediment-shaped top. The black inscription tablet has a shelf above and is surmounted by an urn in relief.

Type: Wall tablet
Position: Chanel North wall
Materials: Black limestone
Vessel: HMS Defence


Fayrer, Joseph
Age: 55
Date of Death: 11/1/1801
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master
Fayrer, Edward Birkbeck
Age: 21
Date of Death: 23/12/1811
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)