Memorial: M5856

Wall tablet in Landewednack, Cornwall dedicated to Richard Saunders d. 1845


St Wynwallow Church, Landewednack, Cornwall, England


'To the memory of RICHARD SAUNDERS, / fourth son of Joseph and Elizabeth Saunders of this parish / who died at Penang, East Indies October 4th 1845,aged 40 / For many years an officer in the E.I. service, / and subsequently Commander of several East Indiamen / Latterly a member of the firm of / Messrs. Saunders, May and Co. Merchants of Calcutta. / Thro` life he maintained a course of inflexible virtue / integrity and honorable exertion / as husband, father, son, brother and friend / tender, dutiful and affectionate. / He lived a Christian, and he died a saint. / "Them that sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him" / Also of MARY ALEXANDRINA, the beloved child of / Richard Saunders and Charlotte, his wife, / who died on board the Dido off Penang July15th 1843 / aged 10 months 22 days. / "Of such is the kingdom of heaven"'


Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Miranda


Crimea War

Event Date


Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia


Saunders, Richard
Age: 40
Date of Death: 4/10/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Honourable East India Company