Memorial: M2325

Memorial formerly in Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull commemrating William Easton, d. 1865 in the loss of the smack ‘Martha’


Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull, England


'William Easton / Who was lost at sea / In the fishing smack Martha / In the gale of January, 1865 / Aged 30 years. / When through the torn sail the wild tempest is streaming: / When o'er the dark wave the red lightning is gleaming, / No hope lends a ray the poor fisher to cherish / Oh hear, kind Jesus, save Lord or we perish.'


Vessel: Martha


Easton, William
Age: 30
Date of Death: 1/1865
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown


Notes: The cemetery was closed for further burials in 1898 and later cleared as a recreational space.
Bibliography: William Andrews 'Curious epitaphs: collected and edited with notes' (London, 1899) p. 70.

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