Memorial: M6356

Memorial at Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers, Devon commemorating Samuel Brokensha RN d. 1839


Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers, Devon, England


'SACRED / TO / THE MEMORY OF / SAMUEL BROKENSHA / MASTER IN THE ROYAL NAVY / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / 30TH DECEMBER 1839 / Thy flesh shall slumber in the ground / Till the last trumpet's joyful sound:n/ Then burst the chains with sweet surprize, / And in thy saviour's image rise / ERECTED BY HIS ONLY SURVIVING SON'


Description: Headstone.
Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War; 1803-1815 Napoleonic War


Brokensha, Samuel
Age: 68
Date of Death: 30/12/1839
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: 'The Kedge Anchor' p. 15 (Autumn 2018); Nigel Hughes 'Samuel Brokensha, Master RN', 'Trafalgar Chronicle' 2016 pp.196-217
Recorder: Nigel Hughes; Pat Barber