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THIS CHURCH WAS REBUILT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF LEWIS GALDY, JAMES CLARK, ESQRS., Church Wardens, IN THE YEAR 1725/1726.
THIS LOFT WAS ERECTED BY THE DIRECTION OF JNO. WOODRUFF & WM. CHISHOLM, ESQRS., Church wardens IN THE YEAR 1743.
The Church, in an architectural point of view, is very poor and inelegant; and like most of the older parish churches of Jamaica, is in the style so prevalent after the time of Sir C. Wren, whose preference for classical models, in inferior copyists, led to the general corruption of taste, which reached its culminating point during the reign of George the Third.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT PHILIP FROWD, OF THE ROYAL NAVY, WHO DIED HERE OF THE YELLOW FEVER, APRIL 15th, 1804, IN HIS TWENTY FOURTH YEAR. THIS IS PLACED AS A TOKEN OF AFFECTION BY HIS DISCONSOLATE SISTER HARRIOT FROWD OF WEYMOUTH, DORSETSH1RE ENGLAND.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLOUGHBY J. SMITH, LIEUTENANT MAURICE H. TREVILIAN, MIDSHIPMAN JAMES H. COOK. CHARLES MC CARTHY. HENRY ROBINSON. HENRY BENNETT. GEORGE DUNN, SEAMAN. OF HER MAJESTY'S SHIP " DARING," COMMANDER, GERARD J. NAPIER. WHO WERE DROWNED ON JUNE 23d, 1851 BY THE UPSETTING OF ONE OF HER BOATS, IN CROSSING THE BAR OF TAMPICO
"WATCH THEREFORE FOR YE KNOW NOT WHAT HOUR YOUR LORD DOTH COME." Matt. xxiv. 42 V.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE EDWARD OUGHTON GENTLEMAN' R.N. ELDEST SON OF GEORGE V. OUGHTON, ESQUIRE, R.N., K.T.S., WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 4th AUGUST, 1832, AGED 28 YEARS. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE DECEASED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE FATHER.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THOS. J. GRAHAM, M.D., AND 16 SEAMEN OF H. M. SHIP " PANTALOON,"WHO DIED FROM FEVER BETWEEN BELIZE AND JAMAICA. ERECTED OUT OF RESPECT, BY THE CAPN. & OFFICERS, 1847.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF BREVET MAJOR HENRY PEIRCE ROYAL REGT. OF ARTILLERY WHO DIED AT PORT ROYAL 23d SEPTR., A.D. 1824, AGED 41 YEARS.
TO THE MEMORY OF EBENEZER SCOTT, M.D., SURGEON OF H. M. S. "CORNWALLIS," WHO DIED OF FEVER AT PORT ROYAL, DECEMBER 30th, 1838. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED, AS A SMALL TRIBUTE OF ESTEEM AND RESPECT, ACCORDING TO THE WISH OF HIS COMMANDER IN CHIEF VICE ADMIRAL THE HONORABLE SIR CHARLES PAGET, G.C.H., WHO WAS DESTINED, WITHIN ONE MONTH, TO FOLLOW HIS LAMENTED FRIEND TO THE GRAVE, CUT OFF BY THE SAME FATAL DISORDER. REQUIESCANT IN PACE.
(Ab.) JOHN MACNAMARA, ESQ., M.D., SURGEON OF THE ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL AT PORT ROYAL, DIED, AUGT. 3, 1820, AGED 33 YEARS. ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW.
(Ab.) HORACE BAYFIELD, ESQ, OF H. M. S. "CONFIDENCE," DIED 23d DECR., 1819, AT PORT ROYAL, JAMAICA, OF THE FEVER OF THE COUNTRY. ERECTED BY HIS MOTHER, BROTHER, & SISTER.
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Oval, encircled by a snake.
(Ab.) GEORGE BLOOMFIELD GARVEY, LT. & ADJT. ROYAL ARTILLERY, DIED AT PORT ROYAL, OF YELLOW FEVER, NOV. 19th, 1853, AGED 23 YEARS. ALSO, LIEUT. ROBERT LEONARD, RL. ARTLLY., DIED ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, OF THE SAME FATAL MALADY, AGED 22 YEARS.
(Ab.) LIEUT. JAMES WILCOX, H. M. SLOOP "WOLVERINE," DIED AT PORT ROYAL 14th OCT., 1855, AGED 24 YEARS. ALSO, THOMAS BOUGLARE, PRIVATE, ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED AS A MARK OF ESTEEM & RESPECT, BY THE CAPTAIN & OFFICERS OF THE SHIP.
(Ab.) JAMES WILLIAMS, ESQ, BORN 6th MAY, 1803, DIED 4th AUGUST, 1857. HE WAS CLERK OF THE VESTRY, AT PORT ROYAL, FOR 25 YEARS. DIED LAMENTED, A PUBLIC LOSS, LEAVING A WIDOW AND TWELVE CHILDREN.
(Ab.) ARCHIBALD LANG, M. D., SEVERAL YEARS SURGEON OF THE NAVAL HOSPITAL, PORT ROYAL, DIED, 21st APL., 1826. ERECTED BY VICE ADMIRAL SIR LAWRENCE W. HALSTED, K.C.P., COMMANDER IN CHIEF, AND THE CAPTAINS AND OFFICERS EMPLOYED UNDER HIS COMMAND, ON THE JAMAICA. STATION. COMMISSIONER T. G. SUTHERLAND AND OFFICERS OF THE CIVIL DEPARTMENT, R. N.
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OF FIRST RATE TALENT IN THE HEALING ART.
(Ab.) LIEUT. THOS. MARRIOTT, COMMR. OF H. B. M.'S SCHOONER, "UNION," DIED, 17th SEPT., 1823, OF YELLOW FEVER, IN HIS 26th YEAR, ERECTED BY CAPTAIN GRAHAM, H. B. M.' S SHIP " ICARUS," & LIEUTENANT HOBSON, H. B. M. SCHOONER "LION."
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUT. JOHN LOVE HAMMICK, ROYAL NAVY WHO DIED HERE, OF THE YELLOW FEVER, THE 11th OF JULY, 1810, IN HIS TWENTY--THIRD YEAR MOST SINCERELY AND DESERVEDLY LAMENTED BY HIS AFFLICTED FATHER AND FAMILY OF THE ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL, PLYMOUTH ENGLAND.
JOHN LOVE HAMMICK, Lieut. R.N., who died unmarried, in Jamaica, was second son of Stephen Hammick, Esq., Alderman of Plymouth [father of the 1st Baronet], by his wife, Elizabeth Margaret, only child of John Love, Esq., of Plymouth.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF H. M. S. "IMAUM," WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER, IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER, 1860:
MR. F. D'AGUILAR, LIEUT.
MR. JOHN JARVIS, MASTER.
MR. WM. MCCOMBIE, ASSIST. SURGEON.
MR. N. G. SIMMONDS, ASSIST. PAYMASTER.
MR. WM. ALBIN, CLERK.
MR. JAS. GOWLLAND, ASST. CLERK.
MR. WM. CLIFT, BOATSWAIN.
THOS. BENNETT, SEAMAN
WM. WRIGHT, SEAMAN.
GEO. W. LYAL
GEO. MC LEAN
EDWD. HOLMES, BOYS.
(Ab.) LIEUT. ROBERT LLOYD, RL. ARTLLY., 2d SON OF THE LATE EDWARD LLOYD, OF 12, UPPER MOUNT STREET, DUBLIN, & ANNE, HIS WIFE, DIED, AT PORT ROYAL, NOVR. 9th, 1857, AGED 22 YEARS.
(Ab.) ANNA W. ST. JOHN, DIED 30th JULY, 1836, AGED 24 YRS, & 3 MTHS. ERECTED BY HER HUSBAND.
(Ab.) MISS CHARLOTTE CASTLES, ONLY CHILD OF REBECCA HOLMES, OF THIS TOWN, DIED 12th JUNE, 1843, AGED 15 YEARS.
(Ab.) ERECTED BY COMMODORE DUNLOP, C.B., & OFFICERS H. M. S. " IMAUM," IN MEMORY OF CAPT. SAMUEL MORRISH, LATE OF THAT SHIP, WHO DIED 30th SEP., 1861, & WAS BURIED AT HALF WAY TREE CHURCH, IN THE PARISH OF ST. ANDREW'S.
(Ab.) THE REVD. CHAS. F. HALL, RECTOR OF PORT ROYAL, DIED, SEP. 28th, 1855, AGED 54 YEARS. ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF SARAH ANN WIFE OF THE REVEREND THOMAS BRYETT TURNER RECTOR OF THIS PARISH AGED 39 YEARS DIED 20th JULY, 1856. BELOVED AND RESPECTED.
(Ab.) THE REVD. GEO. W. GARROW, CHAPLAIN IN H. M.'S SERVICE, BORN OCT. 27th, 1817 DIED 16th OCT., 1847.
(Ab.) BY CAPT. WM. HOBSON, OF H. M. S SLOOP "FERRET." TO THE MEMORY OF HIS NEPHEW, MR. THOMAS MC GWIRE, LATE MIDSHIPMAN OF THAT SLOOP, WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER, 23 d SEP., 1825, AGED 15 YEARS.
(Ab.) LIEUT. JOSEPH ANDREW BAINBRIDGE, LATE COMG. H.M. SCHOONER "PICKLE," SERVED HIS COUNTRY 50 YRS., & DIED OF YELLOW FEVER, 9th FEB. 1846, AGED 49 YEARS. ERECTED BY HIS SHIPMATES, BROTHER OFFRS. & FRIENDS, AS A TRIBUTE TO HIS HONEST WORTH.
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF EDWARD YOUNGEST & BELOVED SON OF REAR ADMIRAL HORATIO T. AUSTEN, C.B., WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER WHILE SERVING AS A MATE ON BOARD H.M.S. " HYDRA," AT PORT ROYAL 27th OCTOBER, 1860, AGED 20. HIS BODY WAS INTERRED IN THE PALISADES. THE LORD GRANT UNTO HIM THAT HE MAY FIND MERCY OF THE LORD IN THAT DAY.
(Ab.) TO THE OFFICERS AND SEAMEN OF H. M. S. "RAINBOW," WHO DIED OF FEVER, AT PORT ROYAL, BETWEEN 31 JULY & 28th OCTR., 1835. EDWI). GREY, LIEUT. WM. HEN. RUDLAND, SURGEON. FRAS. W. MEREWHETHER, MATE. HEN. F. DAVIES, MIDSHIPMEN. EDWD. W. BENNETT, MID ROBT. ELLIS, CLERK. WM. CLEMENTS, JNO. O'DONNELL, WM. CROWTHER, THOS. COX, SEAMEN. HEN. THOMPSON & WM. PORCH, MARINES. JAS. GOUBUN JAS. HALSTEAD, GEO. SWELLING & GEO. PATIENCE, BOYS. ERECTED BY THE CAPT. & SURVIVING OFFICERS.
(Ab.) H. M. STEAM SLOOP " MEDI[E?]A," COMMR. AUGUSTUS PHILLIMORE, DIED BETW. AUGT. 8, & SEP. 22, 1854 (THE FOLLOWING) JOHN CANTER, CAPTAIN'S COXWAIN, OFF HAVANNAH. JOHN WHITE, ARMOURER, & ROBT. LUCAS, ORD. SEAMAN, AT SEA. HEN. SPARKES, 0. S., WM. WHAYPOOL, LEADING STOKER, JOSEPH WARN & WM. SMITH, BOYS, AT PORT ROYAL. WILLM. ROBERTS, ROYAL MARINE, SAMANA, AUGT. 5, 1855.
(Ab.) OFFICERS & MEN OF H. M. S. " LEOPARD." E. FRANCIS, A.B., DROWNED AT BLEWFIELDS, 6th JANY., 1858, AET. 28. MR. R. SMIRKE, NAV. CADET, WHO FELL FROM ALOFT, AT BELIZE, 13th APRIL, '58, AET. 15. DIED OF FEVER, AT BELIZE, MR. H. BAYFIELD, MID., 15 APL., AGED 17, MR. E. W. R. EVERARD, MID., 16 APL., AET. 18, MR. H. COLE, CLERK, APL. 17, AET. 20, W. WILLIS, (O. S.) APL. 17, AET. 17, H. WHITFORD, MUSICIAN, 18 APL., AET. 29, H. BOARD, BOY, 24 APL., AET. 17. DIED AT PORT RL. : P. HUNT, GUNNER, R. M. A., 19 MARCH, AET. 27, S. CHOLWICH, SEAMANS' SCHOOLMASTER, 20 MAY, AET. 23, F. CUNDAY, CAULKER, 25 MAY, AET. 48.
NEAR LYE INTER'D THE REMAINS OF WILLIAM STAPLETON, ESQR. LIEUTENANT OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP "SPHINX," NEPHEW TO THE EARL OF WESTMORELAND AND BROTHER OF SIR THOS. STAPLETON, BARONET, WHO, IN ATTEMPTING TO FIRE OFF A CANNON IN THE FORT AT PORT MORANT WAS SO TERRIBLY WOUNDED BY ITS BURSTING THAT HE EXPIRED A FEW HOURS AFTERWARDS ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF MAY, 1754 IN THE 28th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
Gray and white Marble Monument. Sculptured in relief, a representation of the fatal accident. Naval trophies, &c.
TWELVE lines, in verse, follow. See 'The Peerage.'
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF AUGUSTUS JAMES DE CRESPIGNY, 3d SON OF SIR W. CHN. & LADY SARAH DE CRESPIGNY, WHO DIED ON BOARD H. M. SHIP " SCYLLA," OCT. 24th, 1825.
CAPT. DE CRESPIGNY WENT FIRST TO SEA UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF LD. ST. VINCENT, & SERVED UNDER THE FLAG OF NELSON, AT TRAFALGAR. FROM THENCE HE WAS TAKEN UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF LD. COLLINGWOOD, WHO MADE HIM STUDY THE DUTIES OF A SEAMAN, UNDER HIS PARTICULAR CARE. THE ABOVE GALLANT OFFICER
SAVED NO LESS THAN SIXTEEN LIVES OF HIS FELLOW CREATURES, DURING HIS NAVAL CAREER, FOR WHICH HE WAS PRESENTED WITH A SERVICE OF PLATE, FROM HIS SHIP'S CREW, AS WELL AS A MEDAL FROM THE R. H. S., IN THE ANNUAL REPORT OF WHICH SOCIETY AN ACCOUNT IS GIVEN. THE LAST PARAGRAPH IS AS FOLLOWS:
THESE ARE TO CERTIFY TO THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY THAT LIEUTENANT AUGUSTUS C. DE CRESPIGNY SERVED WITH ME AS A VOLUNTEER MIDSHIPMAN, FROM HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP " TONNANT" IN THE GUN BOAT SERVICE AT CADIZ, IN 1810, DURING WHICH TIME I HAD OPPORTUNITIES OF SEEING HIS NOBLE CONDUCT, ON THREE VERY PARTICULAR OCCASIONS. FIRST, IN JUMPING FROM A BOAT, IN A VERY STRONG TIDE WAY, AND SAVING A MARINE, SECOND, A BOY IN THE SAME WAY, AND, THIRDLY, IN TAKING TO A SMALL BOAT, & PULLING INTO THE VERY MUZZLES OF THE ENEMY'S GUNS, AND EVIDENTLY SAVING FIVE MEN THAT WERE NEAR DROWNING, BY THE ACHILLES BARGE BEING SUNK: HIS CONDUCT WAS ON THIS LAST OCCASION SO TRULY NOBLE, THAT HE NOT ONLY GAINED THE ADMIRATION OF THE WHOLE FLOTILLA, BUT THE ENVY OF THE FRENCH COMMANDING OFFICER, WHO AT LAST ORDERED HIS MEN TO CEASE FIRING ON HIM. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND, THIS 12th DAY OF JULY, 1815, WEST COWES. G. W. SARMON.
HIS TRIBUTE TO A FATHER'S MEMORY WAS ERECTED BY HIS ELDEST SON, SIR CLAUDE CHN. DE CRESPIGNY, BT., 1841.
SEE "The Baronetage."
M. Mural Mont. Crespigny; impaling a fleur de lys, a canton erm. Crest, A helmet. Motto, " Alens conscia recti.."
MISS RACHAL THOMAS, WHO DEPARTED THIS .....................ON THE 21st OF DEC. 1820, AGED 41 Y ............
HERE LIETH THE BODDY OF EST. LOW..... DEPARTED THIS LIFE, NOVR. 13, 1771, AGD 60 YERS.
Large Initials, Small Capitals.
TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF ELIZA CARVALLO, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, SEPT. 7, 1780, AGED 65 YEARS. &C. ALSO, (Ab.) THOS. DAWKINS, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, JANY. 18th, 1760, AGED 51 YEARS. ERECTED BY HIS YOUNGEST SON.
* N.B. The impalement in the escutcheon is not that of Smith, although Capt. De Crespigny's wife was a daughter of Sir W. Smith, 7th Bart.
(Ab.) LIEUT. JOHN DOUGLAS, 64th REGT., DIED OF FEVER, AT PORT ROYAL, 20th AUGT, 1834, AGED 31.
(Ab.) MR. JOSEPH TODD MOXEY, LATE ASST. SUR. H. M. S. "VICTOR," DIED OF FEVER, AT PORT ROYAL, 14th NOV., 1840, AGED 21.
(Ab.) GEO. SMITH, JOHN WEST, WM. BARTON, SEAMEN, AND GEO. RADFORD, JOSEPH CURETON, CHARLES MILLS, MARINES, WHO DIED DURING 1849, & 1850.
C. H. N. RUSSELL, DIED, FEB. 1807 AGED 30 YEARS
THE BURYING PLACE OF MR. JOHN FERRON AND FAMILY 1853.
On a marble tablet over entrance to a vault.
(Ab.) ELIZABETH ADELINE FERRON, BORN 20th JULY, 1805, DIED 2d AUGT., 1821, AGED 16 YEARS, & 14 DAYS, THE DAUR. OF JNO. FERRON, ESQ., LATE MERCHT. IN PORT ROYAL.
LIEUT. THOS. MARRIOTT, LATE OF H. M. SCHOONER, " UNION."
(Ab.) HENRY HOPKINS, DIED, 15th FEB., 1798, AGED 3 3/12 YRS. ALSO MARY, HIS MOTHER, WIFE OF THOS. HOPKINS, SHIPWRIGHT, IN H. M. N. YARD, PORT ROYAL, DIED, 8th MARCH, 1799, AGED 22 YEARS,
MRS. MARGARET MARQUIS, WIFE OF ALEXANDER MARQUIS, DIED, THE 29th DAY OF AUGUST, 1795, AGED 30 YEARS. ALSO, (Ab.) ALEXR. MARQUIS, A NATIVE OF SCOTLAND, CARPENTER . HE DIED, THE 22d OF JULY, 1799, AGED 40 YEARS. THIS IS DONE BY A SURVIVING FRIEND, AS A MEMORIAL OF HIS MERIT, & HER ESTEEM.
(Ab.) JOHN ALLARDICE, DIED 19 FEB., 1823, AGED 25 YEARS, &C.
MEMENTO MORI. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF JOHN JENNINGS, ESQR., LATE PURSER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP "MAIDSTONE," OBT. 3 DECEMBER, 1797, AETAT 29 YEARS.
BROTHER, NOW YOU ARE GONE, NEVER SHALL I AGAIN MEET SO AFFECTIONATE A FRIEND.
JAMES DEANE ESQRE., CORONER MAGESTRATE, (sic) AND ASSISTANT JUDGE FOR SEVERAL YEARS CHURCH WARDEN OF THIS PARISH, DIED 11th MAY, 1802, IN HIS 5Ist YEAR.
Slab of black and yellow veined marble, on an altar tomb of brick.
MARY, WIFE OF JAMES DEANE, ESQ., CORONER OF THIS PARISH, IN HER 49th YEAR ........................ 1800
On another slab, in fragments.
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF MR. JAMES BURROWS, DEPT. THIS LIFE, DEC. , 1811, AGED 71 YEARS, & 8 MONTHS ...................OF HIS MAJESTY'S DOCK YARD, JAMAICA.
HERE LIES THE BODY OF STEPHEN HOWE, ESQR., BRIGADR.-GENL. AND COLL. OF THE 5th WEST INDIA REGT., DIED 19 DAY OF JULY, 1796, AGED 33 YEARS.
MEMENTO MORI. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF MR. JOHN RIDLEY, LATE COLLECTING CONSTABLE OF THIS PARISH, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, THE 6th DAY OF NOVEMBER, ANNO DOMINI 1796, IN THE 43d YEAR OF HIS AGE.
(Ab.) THOMAS CULLENAN, SHIP WRIGHT IN H. M' YARD, DIED APL. 1st, 1795, AGED 51 YEARS. ALSO, HIS WIFE, MARY, DIED 27th JULY, 1798, AGED 56 YEARS. ALSO, SUSANNAH, DAUR. OF THE ABOVE, BY HER FORMER HUSBAND, WILLIAM PETTY, & WIFE OF EDWARD TYRREL, OB. 8 NOV., 1830, AET. 54.
On the same double Altar Tomb.
HERE LIES THE BODY OF JOSEPH HARPER HEARN, SHIPWRIGHT IN HIS MAJY'S. YARD, PORT ROYAL, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, JULY 20, 1792, AGED 32 YEARS.
CHARLES THOMPSON, SON OF VICE ADMIRAL .............................CHARLES THOMPSON, BART.......................D. 13th APRIL, 1801..............
SEE " Baronetage " Thompson of Virhes. Sir C. Thomson, Vice Admiral of the Blue, was created Bart. 23rd June, 1797, for his services in Jervis' action, off Cape
St. Vincent, where he was second in command. He married Jane, only daughter and heiress of Robt. Selby, &c.
TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT HAMILTON MASTER'S MATE OF HIS MAJESTY'S "RAISONABLE," SON Or ROBERT HAMILTON, M. D, OF LYNN, NORFOLK ............ANE, HIS WIFE, WHO, IN CONSEQUENCE ............AT KINGSTON..........MAJESTY'S SERVICE................GIVEN HIM, 20th JUNE, 1795, AGED 23 ..........HE FELL A VICTIM TO ASSASSINS, AFTER NEAR SIX YEARS' SERVICE IN THE ROYAL NAVY, DURING WHICH, ON BOARD THE TREMENDOUS," HE HAD BEEN A FORTUNATE SHARER IN THE ENGAGEMENTS OF 29th MAY, & 1st JUNE, 1794, BETWEEN THE BRITISH & FRENCH FLEETS.
A ponderous broken Slab, in fragments.
(Ab.) MR. JOHN LINN, DIED, APL, 15th, 1805, AGED 38 YEARS. HE WAS OF H. M. YARD.
(Ab.) GEORGE FURNISS PADMORE, SON OF WM. & MARY ANN PADMORE, DIED, 2d JUNE, 1825, AGED 4 9/12 YEARS.
(Ab.) JOHN FREEMAN ...........SON OF MARY FREEMAN ........DIED, 18 FEB .............15 YEARS. WILLIAM.....RY JOHN FREEMAN .......
Altar Tomb, Sandstone Slab.
Two tombs, in a thicket of rose apples, on one of which, is the following inscription:
HERE LIE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF FRANCES MASSEY STRUPAR, SPINSTER, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, ON THE 30th DAY OF DECEMBER, 1824, AGED 36 YEARS. THIS TOMB WAS ERECTED BY HER MOTHER AS A TESTIMONY OF THE WORTH OF, AND HER AFFECTIONATE REGARD FOR A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER.
The Strupar family appears to have been obscure, and connected with another, named Jackson, of more note in the island.
HERE LYES THE BODY OF LIEUTENT. COLONEL MARMADUKE FREEMAN, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, IN THE EIGHT (sic) YEAR OF THE REIGN OF OUR SOVEREIGN LADY ANNE AND IN THE 63rd YEAR OF HIS AGE 1709.
For a notice of this family, see Epitaphs of St. Catherine's Parish.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF THE HONBLE. ANTHONY SWYMMER, ESQ.,WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 23rd OF JANUARY, ANNO DOMINI, 1729, Slab.
RELIQUAE MARIAE LYTTLETON, GULIELMI HENRICI LYTTLETON, HUJUS INSULAE PRAEF'ECTI. UXORIS DELECTISSIMAE, A.D. 1765.
BLANDA HIC SPONSA JACET, BREVIOR CUI VITA, SED OMNI VIRTUTUM STUDIO CULTA PERENNIS ERIT. HEU DOLOR ! INDULGENS SPONSO, SPONSO IPSA NOCEBAT, ET LACRYMIS LACRYMAS ADDIDIT IPSA NOVAS. EREPTUM, SED ENIM, NATUM PUERILIBUS ANNIS (DUM TACUIT) TACITA MENTE SECUTA FUIT.
TO THE PERPETUAL AND JUST MEMORY OF ELIZABETH LATE WIFE TO EDWARD LASCELLS, ESQ. AND DAUGHTER TO ROBERT STRACHAN, ESQ., AND FRANCES, HIS WIFE. AS ALSO, OF ROBERT STRACHAN LASSCELLS, LATE AND ELDEST SON TO SAID EDWARD AND ELIZABETH, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 16th XBER, 1747, AGED 5 YEARS 4 MONTHS AND 3 DAYS. SHE BEING AT HER DECEASE, AGED 29 YEARS 1 MONTH AND 1 DAY.
Communicated by the Rev. J. G. Richards.
EDWARD LASCELLS was the third son of Captain James Lascells [St. Andrew's Reg., ob. Feb. 4, 1693], by his wife, Rebecca, [ob. Oct. 20, 1691]. The baptisms, and burials of several other children of the latter, are entered in the Reg. of St. Andrew's Parish.
There is a coat of arms over the above epitaph, but the blazon of it has not been obtained. This family is a branch of that, of the Earls of Harewood.
HERE LYETH ANNE FREEMAN, WH0 WAS WIFE TO YE HON. COLLONELL THOMAS FREEMAN, OF BELLVEDER, DAUGHTER TO RICHARD BELLTHROPP, ESQ, AND GRANDAUGHTER TO SIR JOHN COLT. SHEE LEFT FIVE SONNS, AND ONE DAUGHTER, VIZ, THOMAS, JOHN, CHARLES, RICHARD, AND HOWARD, AND ANNE; AND TWO SISTERS, IN THE ISLAND. HESTER MARIED TO THE HON. COLLONELL JOHN COPE, AND MARGARET UNMARIED. SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE, AUGUST YE 3rd, 1681. AETATIS SUE, 30.
SHE LIV'D A VERTUOUS AND RELIGIOUS LIFE,
AND WAS A TENDER MOTHER, AND MOST LOVEING WIFE.
See "Baronetage:"COLT." The pedigree of Sir J. D. Colt, 2nd Bart,, is not fully stated in any of the Baronetages.
On the South side
HERE LIE THE REMAINS OF SIR JOHN TAYLOR, OF LISSONS, BARONET, AMIABLE IN HIS MANNERS, STEADY IN HIS ATTACHMENTS AND EXEMPLARY IN THE PRACTICE OF THE SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC DUTIES. HE DIED DURING A VISIT TO HIS ESTATES IN THIS ISLAND, MAY 6th, 1786, AGED 41.
On the North side
HERE LIE THE REMAINS OF THE HONORABLE SJMON TAYLOR, A LOYAL SUBJECT, A FIRM FRIEND, AND AN HONEST MAN. WHO AFTER AN ACTIVE LIFE, DURING WHICH HE FAITHFULLY AND ABLY FILLED THE HIGHEST OFFICES OF CIVIL AND MILITARY DUTY IN THIS ISLAND, DIED APRIL 14th, 1811 AGED 73.
On the East side
TO THE MEMORY OF A BELOVED AND HONOURED FATHER AND UNCLE. THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED, SIR SIMON RICHARD BRISSETT TAYLOR, BARONET, 1814.
M. Altar Tomb, Sculpture. Arms: Two escutcheons. 1. Argent, a saltire sable, between two human hearts, in pale gu., and 2 cinquefoils [Q. trefoils] in fesse, vert. Baronet's badge in the fesse point. Crest, Out of a ducal coronet, a cubit arm hold'ng a cross crosslet. 2. The same arms with supporters. Two leopards chained and collared. Motto, "In hoc signo vinces."
On the death of the second Baronet, Sir S. R. B. Taylor, who died unm. 18th May 1815, his extensive estates descended to his eldest sister, Anna Susanna, whose husband, George Watson, Commissioner of Excise, assumed the name of Taylor, and soon ran through his fortune. (See BURKE'S 'Dormant and Extinct Baronetage.')
" Simon Taylor," says Dr. Miller, " probably exercised greater influence in Jamaica and for a longer period than any other individual, not even excepting the Prices. His father is said to have been a Scotchman, who came to Jamaica to follow his trade as a carpenter, which he did with such effect, as to leave £20,000 to each of his two sons Simon Taylor died at Port Royal, leaving behind him the greatest fortune which, perhaps, any West Indian had ever accumulated. He was buried at his pen in Liguanca where his brother had been previously interred, but from a subsequent sale, it was thought proper to remove the bodies afterwards to Lysons, in St. Thomas in the East This was done in not a very decent manner, on a common mule cart."Memoir of Lt. Gov. Morrison, in Kingston Chronicle newspaper.
There was another, and distinct, family of this name in Jamaica, descended from one of the Pilgrim Fathers, and which intermarried with many well-known old families in the island.
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