Memorial: M5631

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Whitby commemorating John Storr, lifeboat coxswain d. 1861

Location

St Mary's Church, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'ERECTED / IN REMEMBRANCE OF / JOHN STORR, COXSWAIN / WHO WAS DROWNED / WITH ELEVEN OTHERS / BY THE UPSETTING OF THE / LIFE BOAT AT WHITBY / FEBRUARY 8TH 1861 / AND INTERRED HERE / APRIL 28TH 1861 / AGED 50 YEARS / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE / WHO DIED JULY 18TH 1877 / AGED 70 YEARS / AND WAS INTERRED AT THE CEMETERY'

Details

Description: Carved with Ionic pillasters on either side, and a fringe of leaves across the top.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Sandstone

People

Storr, John
Age: 50
Date of Death: 9/2/1861
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboat coxswain
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: The gravestone (presumably endangered by the erosion of the neighbouring cliffs), has been propped against the side of the church.