Memorial: M1742

Memorial Headstone in St Dunstan’s Church, Canterbury, Kent commemorating Commander John Stevens, RN d. 1814 and Captain Cornelius James Stevens, RM d. 1827


St Dunstan's Church, Canterbury, Kent, England


'Here are deposited the remains of / John STEVENS Esq / a commander in the Royal Navy, who died Oct...1814 aged 72 years / also of Elizabeth his widow / who departed this life February 4th 1837 / in the 89th year of his age / they has three sons, the second / Cornelius James, a captain in the Royal Marines was killed in the service of his country in the battle of Navarino / on board his Majesty's ship Albion / on the 20th of Oct 1827 aged 40 years / Thomas the eldest, also a captain in the Royal Marines and John Harvey / the youngest a captain in the Royal / Marine Artillery have caused this stone to be erected in memory of / their revered parents and of / their beloved brother'


Description: Headstone, bodystone and footstone

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Limestone
Vessel: HMS ‘Albion'


Battle of Navarino

Event Date


Event Category

1821-1828 War of Greek Independence


Stevens, John
Age: 72
Date of Death: 10/1814
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Stevens, Cornelius James
Age: 40
Date of Death: 20/10/1827
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RM
Organisation: Royal Marines


Notes: Burial Register says John Stevens died aged 70.