Memorial: M2933

Memorial in St Mary Magdelene, Upton commemorating William Scoresby d. 1857


Church of St Mary Magdelene, Upton, Devon, England


'In Memory of the / REV. WM. SCORESBY, / D.D., F.R.S. / Member of the / Institute of France / and various other Scientific Institutions / in Europe and America / in early life a distinguished Seaman / Renowned for his discoveries in the Arctic / Regions / Afterwards Vicar of Bradford, / And latterly Honorary Lecturer of this Church. / Pious, benevolent, devoted to science / of surprising energy,. / His friends and Admirers / in grateful recognition of his public services / And as a testimony of their regard for / his private works / Have erected this Monument. / Born at Cropton near Whitby, A.D. 1789 / Died at Torquay, March 21, A.D. 1857.'


Description: Gothic wall monument with arch, gable and pinnacles. A relief below the inscription shows a ship, mast anchor and bible.
Type: Wall monument
Position: Interior


Scoresby, William
Age: 67
Date of Death: 21/3/1857
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Whaler


Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' 2 Jan. 1858