Memorial: M2630

Tablet in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Nottingham commemorating Lieutenant James Still RN d. 1821


Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Pavement, Nottingham, England


'Sacred to the Memory / of / LIEUTENANT JAMES STILL R.N. / who/in the 22nd year of his age, / fell a victim to the ravages of the Yellow Fever, / on board His Majesty's Ship,THE PHEASANT, / while stationed off SIERRA LEONE, / on the 12th October 1821. / For four successive years / he had been employed in the fatal service / of enforcing obedience / to that sacred Law, which to the honour of his Country and in the spirit of Christian Love, / forbade/the Traffick in Human Blood. / That he possessed the best feelings of the heart / was manifested in his unwearied watchfulness over those / whose aid he was in sickness, / and who, / withering like the blighted shoots of Spring, / left their blessings upon him. / That he was endued with the spirit of Enterprise / was proved by the testimony of those / who had witnessed his skill, and admired his gallantry: That he was characterised by suavity of temper and prepossessing manners / was apparent from that regard, excited in every breast, / which held him forth as an Ornament of Social Life. / How beloved a Son! How endeared a Brother! How esteemed a Friend! / is evidenced / in the poignant grief of his sorrowing Family, / in the unfeigned regret / of many who cherish the remembrance of his worth, / and in the heartfelt Tribute / of Him / who / dedicates this Tablet / to the memory of his Virtues'


Description: Incised, with blacked-in italic lettering.
Type: Tablet
Position: North wall, north aisle
Materials: White marble
Vessel: HMS Pheasant


Still, James
Age: 21
Date of Death: 12/10/1821
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy