Memorial: M6538

Memorial in  Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, Devon dedicated to Simon Gage Britton d. 1856


Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, Devon, England


'Here lie the mortal remains of Mary widow of the Revd. Thomas Hopkins Rector of Donyatt and Earnshill who died the 8th March 1843 aged 80 years and of Jane the only child of the Revd. Thos. and Mary Hopkins and wife of Simon Gage Britton M.D. of Newport near Barnstaple who died Jun 12th 1850 aged 69 years and of Simon Gage Britton of Newport Barnstaple who died Mar 6th 1856 aged 73 years.'


Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: HMS Pickle


Battle of Trafalgar

Event Date


Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War


Britton, Simon Gage
Age: 73
Date of Death: 6/3/1856
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Surgeon
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: In MS ledger recording the family histories of the Savours, Mathew, Hopkins and others. The gravestone may no longer be extant.
Recorder: Ann Shirley