Memorial: M6579

M6579
M6579

Memorial to Andrew Fawcus and his sons Thomas, Robert and Andrew d. 1885 at Beadnell, Northumberland

Location

St Ebba's Church, Beadnell, Northumberland

Transcript

[Top stage] ‘TO THE MEMORY OF / ANDREW FAWCUS / AGED 59; / AND HIS THREE SONS / THOMAS, AGED 32, / ROBERT, AGED 27 / AND ANDREW, AGED 18 / WHO WERE ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED / WITHIN SIGHT / OF THEIR OWN HOME / JANUARY 31ST 1885. / RESPECTED IN LIFE / AND DEEPLY LAMENTED IN DEATH /’ [Middle stage] ‘THEIR GRAVE / IS IN THE MIGHTY DEEP / AND THEY SHALL RISE AGAIN / THROUGH CHRIST, / WHEN THE SEA SHALL GIVE UP ITS DEAD / ON THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD’ [Bottom stage] ‘ERECTED BY FRIENDS’.

Details

Description: Stepped three-stage sarcophagus, top stage with scalloped corners, all surmounted with a cross inscribed ‘IHS’.
Type: Cross
Position: East end of the churchyard near the wall
Materials: Grey sandstone

People

Fawcus, Andrew
Age: 59
Date of Death: 31/1/1885
Cause of Death: vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: unknown
Organisation: unknown
Fawcus, Thomas
Age: 32
Date of Death: 31/1/1885
Cause of Death: vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: unknown
Organisation: unknown

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Extra

Notes: The four men were drowned after the capsize of fishing coble owned by the elder Andrew Fawcus, while they were picking up crab pots. Fawcus left a wife and four children, his three sons were all married.

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