Memorial: M6432

Wall tablet Sleaford, Lincolnshire commemorating Lieutenant Benjamin Handley d.1813

Location

St Denys' Church, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'FRANCES / THE WIFE OF BENJAMIN HANDLEY / OF THIS TOWN, GENTLEMAN, / DIED DEC. 27TH 1807, AGED 51 YEARS. / HER REMAINS WITH THOSE OF THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN, / BENJAMIN, ANN, AND JANE, / WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY, / ARE DEPOSITED NEAR THIS MARBLE. / ALSO OF BENJAMIN HANDLEY, ESQ., / WHO DIED 25 APRIL, AGED 73 YEARS' [Lower tablet] 'THIS TABLET RECORDS THE MEMORY OF / BENJAMIN, A YOUNGER SON OF THE ABOVE / BENJ'N AND FRANCES HANDLEY. LIEUT. IN / HIS MAJESTY'D 9TH. REGT. LT. DRAGOONS WHO / PERISHED IN THE TAGUS, IN THE 22ND YEAR / OF HIS AGE; BY THE LOSS OF THE BOAT IN / WHICH HE WAS EMBARKED ON THE CONFIDENTIAL / DUTY OF CONVEYING THE STANDARDS OF THE / REGT. FROM THE ADMIRAL'S SHIP TO THE / COMMANDING OFFICER'S TRANSPORT. ON THE / REGT.'S RETURN FROM THE PENINNSULAR WAR; / MAY 22ND. 1813. / HIS REMAINS WERE RECOVERED AND INTERRED / IN THE BRITISH BURIAL GROUND AT LISBON'

Details

Type: Wall tablets
Materials: Stone and slate
Artists: J. Malcott, London

People

Handley, Benjamin
Age: 21
Date of Death: 22/5/1813
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: British Army

Extra

Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)