Memorial: M6528

Memorial at Beckington to Rear-Admiral Henry Ffolkes Edmund Edgell d. 1846

Location

St George's Church, Beckington, Somerset, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / HENRY FFOLKES EDMUND EDGELL, ESQRE. / OF STANDERWICK COURT / A REAR ADMIRAL OF THE RED QUADRON, / DEPUTY LIEUTENANT AND MAGISTRATE FOR THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET / WHO DIED THE 14TH DAY OF JUNE 1846, AGED 78 YEARS. / AFTER SERVING HIS COUNTRY HONOURABLE BY SEA, / AND BEING PRESENT IN THE GREAT BATTLES OF THE WAR, / HE TERMINATED HIS GALLANT CAREER BY SERVING HER / AS FAITHFULLY ON LAND IN A CIVIL CAPACITY, / WHERE HIS JUSTICE AND INTEGRITY GAINED THE HEARTS OF ALL.'

Details

Description: Inscription tablet with moulded top supported on four cannon balls at either side. Above, beneath a plain pediment are a male and female mourning figure flanking a large anchor on which they rest their arms. The man is dressed in the uniform of a Captain RN, the women holds a book. The memorial includes the arms, crest and motto of the Edgell family. 'QUI SERA SERA'.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave, north side west end
Materials: White and black marble
Artists: Gaffin, T

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Edgell, Henry Ffolkes Edmund
Age: 78
Date of Death: 14/6/1846
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Signed 'T. GAFFIN / OF REGENT STREET, LONDON.'
Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)