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HERE LYETH YE BODY OF COLLONEL JOHN COLBECK, OF COLBECK, IN ST. DOROTHYES, WHO WAS BORN YE 30th MAY, 1630, AND CAME WITH YE ARMY THAT CONQUERED THIS ISLAND, YE 10th DAY OF MAY, 1655, WHERE HAVEING DISCHARGED SEVERAL HONBLE. OFFICES, BOTH CIVILL AND MILITARY, WITH GREAT APPLAUSE, HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE 22d DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1682.
SEE PAR. OF ST. CATHERINE.
CHURCH OF ST. DOROTHY.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF COL. THOMAS FULLER, ONE OF THE FIRST TAKERS OF THIS ISLAND, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th DAY OF JUNE, 1690.
Arms: Argent, 3 bars and a canton gu. Crest, A fire beacon.
COLONEL THOMAS FULLER, a soldier of fortune, under Venables, was amongst the earliest settlers in Jamaica. His son Charles, [bapt. 24 June, 1677, buried 15 Feb., 1706,] married Catherine Maria, second daughter of Colonel Byndloss, 21 Nov., 1695, and had a daughter Mary, married 31 March, 1719, to Edmund Kelly, Attorney-- General of Jamaica, and probably related to John Kelly, Clerk of the Grand Court and Charles Kelly, Registrar in Chancery, who married respectively, Margaret, and Sarah, daughters of Colonel James Risbie, who died aged 63, in 1740. (Roby.)
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF CATHERINE FULLER, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, THE 27th DAY OF AUGUST, 1706.
SEE PAR. OF ST. CATHERINE.
HIC JACET CAROLUS PRICE, BARONNETTUS MULTIS VIR ORNATUS VIRTUTIBUS IN OMNIBUS ENIAM VITAE OFFICIIS ITA SE PROBAVIT UT ET CIVIBUS ET SOCIIS GRATISSIMA ESSET EJUS INTEGRITAS ET FIDESMEMORIAE TANTI VIRI CAROLUS PRICE FILIUS NATU MAXIMUS ET QUATUOR SOLUS SUPERSTES FORTUNAE ET HONORIS, UTINAM AC VIRTUTUM, HAERES H0C MONUMENTUM POSUI.
THE monument is covered with eulogistic inscriptions.
See also PAR. OF ST. CATHERINE.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, ESQRE. OF MOUNT HOLSTEIN, A NATIVE OF ELGIN, SCOTLAND, WHO DIED ON THE 28th NOVR., 1855, AGED 68 YEARS.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HERBERT, FIFTH SON OF ISAAC WESTMORLAND, ESQUIRE, OF LONDON, AND BROTHER OF HENRY WESTMORLAND OF THIS PARISH, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT ETINGDON ESTATE, TRELAWNY, THE 10th DAY OF MARCH, 1846, IN THE 18th YEAR OF HER AGE.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ...... MRS. CHARLOTTE CLEMENTS, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, JULY 18, 1844, AGED 37 YEARS FOR THE MANY YEARS FELICITY HER SOCIETY AFFORDED HIM, THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HER HUSBAND.
The following are Inscriptions on Tombstones in THE CHURCHYARD:
BENEATH THIS ARE DEPOSITED THE MORTAL REMAINS OF MRS. CHARLOTTE CLEMENTS, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, 18th JULY, 1844, AGED 37 YEARS.
Prov. xxxi., verse 28.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF EDMUND LEA(M?)Y, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 14th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1855, AGED 26 YEARS. THIS TOMB IS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY HIS AFFECTIONATE BROTHER. REQUIESCAT IN PACE.
*Originally one parish;viz., St. George.
IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM MELBOURNE FOX, ESQUIRE FOR MANY YEARS COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS AT THIS PORT. HE WAS BORN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, OCT. 25th , 1798. DIED JULY 8th, 1847. ALSO OF ............
Here follow two verses of a hymn.
The following are on Tombstones in Private Burial Grounds (communicated),
A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION TO THE MEMORY OF CHARLES MEMELL, ESQUIRE, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, SEPTR. 23rd, 1823, IN THE 40th YEAR OF HIS AGE. READER, PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MR. THOMAS PHILLIPS, LATE HARBOUR MASTER OF THIS BAY, AND MANY YEARS RESIDENT IN THE PARISH. HE DIED, 18th AUGUST, 1822, AGED 47 YEARS.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF SYLVESTER JEPSON, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25th JULY, 1812, IN THE 18th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF * PHILLIPS, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th JUNE, 1816, AGED TWO YEARS. AND ANOTHER OF SAME FAMILY* (?)
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CAPTAIN MATTHEW LEVY, UPWARDS OF 38 YEARS A TRADER OF THIS PORT, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 8th, 1823, AGED 53 YEARS. LIKEWISE IN MEMORY OF MATTHEW, HIS ONLY SON, WHO WHILST IN THE BLOOM OF LIFE, AT QUEBEC ESTATE, IN SAINT MARY'S, OCTOBER 8th, 1820, AGED 21 YEARS.
IN A VAULT NEAR THIS PLACE LIE DEPOSITED BY HIS OWN DIRECTION THE REMAINS OF THOMAS HIBBERT,* ESQ., LATE A MERCHANT IN THE TOWN OF KINGSTON AND PROPRIETOR OF THIS AND THE TWO ADJOINING ESTATES. HE WAS THE ELDEST SON OF ROBERT AND MARY HIBBERT, OF MANCHESTER, IN THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, IN THE KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN FROM WHENCE HE FIRST ARRIVED IN THIS ISLAND IN 1734 AND AFTER RESIDING IN IT, WITH LITTLE INTERRUPTION, ALMOST FORTY-SIX YEARS DIED UNMARRIED AT THIS ESTATE, ON THE 20th OF MAY, 1780, IN THE 71st YEAR OF HIS AGE.
THE remainder of the inscription is a panegyric in general terms.
Thornas Hibbert was Judge of the Grand Court, and also Member of Assembly for Portland in 1754/5.
HERE LYETH BURYED THE BODY OF RICHARD GUY, ESQ., WHO DYED THE 10th DAY OF JUNE, 1681, AGED 63 YEARS. HE HAD BY HIS BELOVED WIFE 4 CHILDREN MARY THE ELDEST, RICHARD AND KATHERINE, TWINS, AND SUSANNA THE YOUNGEST. RICHARD DYED YOUNG, AND LYES BURYED IN THIS GRAVE. SUSANNA ALSO DYED YOUNG IN ENGLAND, WHITHER SHE WAS SENT TO BE EDUCATED, AND LIES BURIED IN HACKNEY CHURCH, NEAR LONDON.
HE was a Captain, Member of Assembly, &c. He married, in St. Catherine's, 27 Dec. 1669, Frances Bedle; and 2ndly, 12th Feb., 1674, Mary Davenport. He patented in 1676, 1000 acres, of which the present estate of Latimer forms a part. His daughter Mary, married 24th July, 1690, Richard Lloyd, a Member of Council in 1693. His other daughter, Katherine, married John Freeman, Member of Assembly for St. John, 1695, 17014.
See ST. CATHERINE.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF GEORGE MODD, ESQ., WHO DIED JULY 14th, 1724, AGED 45 YEARS. ALSO ANNE MODD, YE ONLY SURVIVING CHILD OF GEORGE MODD, ESQ. AND MARGARET** HIS WIFE, BORN AUGT. YE 7th, 1718, DIED AUGT. YE 5th, 1724.
HERE LYES THE BODYS OF GEORGE MODD, JUNR., WHO WAS BORN FEBY. YE 6th, 1712/13 AND ALSO MARY MODD, BORN JANY. 14 th 1713/ 14, DIED. DECEMBER THE 10th, 1719.
HERE LYES THE BODY OF MARY, YE WIFE OF GEO. MODD, DAUGHTER OF LAURCE. AND SARAH CHARNOCKE. SHE WAS A DUTIFULL CHILD, A TRUE
*Moulsworth, Colonel Guy, petition against Sir James Drax, for things done in Barbados, Laid aside. Jour. House of Lords, 3 July, 1661.
** Mrs. Modd remarried (27 Sep., 1724) Rev. Richd. Marsden, Rector of St. John.
FRIEND, AND A FAITHFULL LOVING WIFE, BUT BEING SEIZED WITH AN INVIDIENT FEAVOUR, SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 10th DAY OF FEBY., AETAT SUAE 26 ANO SALUTIS, 1709.
GEO. MODD was thrice Speaker of Assembly. His death should have been recorded in 1723.
(Ab.) UNDER THIS TOMB ARE DEPOSITED THE BODYS OF 2 SONS AND 6 DAUGHTERS, THE CHILDREN OF COLL. CHARLES PRICE AND SARAH HIS LADY.
DEBORAH , 13th JUNE, 1716, 2 YEARS.
KATHERINE , 23 NOV.,1717, 7 YEARS.
ELIZABETH, 25 NOV., 1717, 12 YEARS.
FRANCIS, DIED 10 JULY, 1720, AGED 4 MONTHS.
SARAH, JULY 1721, 14 YEARS.
DEBORAH, JULY 1721, 5 YEARS.
PHILLIP, JANY., 1722, 3 WEEKS.
ELIZ. KATHERINE, 25 AUGT., 1727, 9 YEARS.
SARAH, his wife, was a daughter of Philip Edmunds. Colonel Price had three surviving sons: Charles (Bart.), Thomas, and John.
See ST. CATHERINE.
HERE LIES THE BDY. OF MADAME JOYCE AYLMER, THE WIFE OF THE HONBLE. COL. WHITGIFT AYLMER, WHO DEP: THIS LIFE, 18 (Q. 19?) SEP: 1702, AET. 52 YEARS.
HERE LIES THE BDY. OF THE HONBLE. COL. WHITGIFT AYLMER, WHO AFTER HE HAD LIVED IN THIS ISLAND 46 YRS. 2 M. 10 D., DEPTD. THIS LIFE 20 JULY, BEING SUNDAY, 1707, AET. 67 YRS. 4 M. 3 D.........
M. Arms, A cross between 4 birds, close.
CATHERINE, daughter and heir of Major Whitgift Aylmer, [a supposed descendant of Dr. John Aylmer, Bishop of London, and from Dr. Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury], and relict of a Mr. Hamilton, of co. Galway, married John, 8th Viscount ...........(illegible).
[MSS. of the late C. E. Long, Esq.]
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF HESTER BALTHROPP, DAUG. OF SIR JOHN COLTE KNT., & THE LATE WIFE & RELICT OF RD. BALTROPP, OF GRAY'S INN ESTATE, BY WHOM SHE HAD ISSUE, 3 SONS & 3 DAUGHTERS, AS FOLLOWETH: RICHARD, JOHN AND ALBERICUS GENTILLS, MARGARET, ANN & HESTER. THE 3 SONS DEAD, BUT THE 2 DAUGHTERS LIVING. OBIJT. 3rd OCT., 1679, AETATIS SUAE 58
ANN BEING MARRIED TO THE HONBLE. COL. THOS. FREEMAN, & HESTER TO THE HONBLE. COL. COPE.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ED, (RD.?) HARRIS, ALSO DEPTD. THIS LIFE, 4 JULY 1723, AET. 57 YR. 2 M. 1 D. ALSO, THE BODY OF ELIZ. HARRIS, WIFE OF THE ABOVE, & DAU. OF WM. WEBB, OF THE PARISH OF ST. DOROTHY'S, BY EMMA, HIS WIFE. ALSO, DEPTD. THIS LIFE, 30 MAY. M.D.CXCII. AND ALSO THE BODY OF ELIZABETH HARRIS, DAUGHTER TO THE ABOVE ED. & ELIZ. HARRIS, WHO DEPTD. THIS LIFE, 9 AUGT., MDCXCIII, AGED 2 MOS. 10 DAYS.
UNDER THIS STONE LIES THE BODY OF MRS. DEBORAH CORKER, THE WIFE OF T. CORKER, ESQ. THE DAUGHTER OF DR. JOHN BURNELL, WHO DIED IN CHILDBED OF HER FIRST CHILD, HAVING BEEN MARRIED 4 YRS. 8 MOS., 5 DAYS, BORN 4 NOV., 1707, & DIED 29 OCT., 1727, AGED 19 YRS. 11 MOS. & 7 DAYS. GOD EXECUTES JUDGMENT.
(Ab.) JOHN CHARNOCK, M.D., D. SEP. 30, 1730, AND HIS 2 DAURS. BY HIS W. FRANCES, D. OF CAPT. JOHN ROSE, OF LONDON, DECD. ELIZABETHY D. AUG. 19, 1720, AGED 9 YRS.; MARY, D. 27 OCT. 1720, AGED 4 YEARS.
(Ab.) FRANCIS, S. OF FRAS. & ELIZABETH ROYKES, D. 6 NOV., 1708, AGED 14 YRS. & 3 MTHS. ALSO FRANCIS ROYKE, ESQ., THE FATHER, D. 5 MARCH, 1709, AGED 68 YRS. & 4 MTHS.
(Ab.) WINKWORTH TONGE, ESQ., DY. J. ADV. OF THE FORCE IN JAMAICA, D. 12 JULY, 1820.
Ab.) ELIZABETH, D. OF DR. JOHN CHARNOCK & FRANCES, HIS W. D. AUG. 19, 1720, AGED 9 YEARS.
(Ab.) ROBT. MC CULLOCH, D. 4 FEB. 1864, AGED 33 YEARS.
(Ab.) J. R. RICHARDSON, D. 21 NOV., 1857, AGED 46 YEARS.
(Ab.) DAVID TOBOIS, D. 5 AUG., 1869, AGED 27.
(Ab. LOUISA EDITH, D. OF JOHN & LAURA STONA, D. 16 DEC., 1870, AGED 1 YEAR.
(Ab.) NEAR TO THIS MOURNFULL MARBLE, LIES INTERR'D THE BODY OF THE HON. COLL. CHARLES PRICE, WHO WAS DIVESTED OF THE ROBE OF MORTALITY, ON, THE 23 d DAY OF MAY, 1730, AGED 52 YEARS.
Many lines of eulogy follow.
Arms, A chev. erminois (colour added) between 3 spear heads argent embrued at points, ppr. Crest, A dragon's head erased, holding in its mouth a sinister hand erect, couped, dropping blood, ppr.
Marble Altar Tomb (now in fragments).
VITAE SUMMA BREVIS SPEM NOS VETAT INCOHARE LONGAM...........
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARY, THE ..........WIFE OF JAMES HENRY ARCHER, M. D., WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER** 11, 1831, AGED 29 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS.
She was the third daughter of Alexr. Edgar, (son of Alexr. Edgar, of Auchingrammont, Lanarkshire), by his wife, Ann, daughter of Henry Gordon, by his wife, Rachel, daughter of Lawrence Lawrence.*** Henry Gordon was the grandson of Christopher Taaffe (1723), " generosus in com. Derriae."
BENJAMIN SANFORD, M. .D, BORN AT RIDGE IN THE STATE OF CONNECKCOUT, 15 MARCH, 1798, DIED AT WINDSOR ESTATE, 20 APRIL, 1832.
MARY COLE, DIED 11th FEB., 1799, AGED 64. HER NEPHEW, JOHN TAYLOR, CAUSED THIS STONE TO BE ERECTED. ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF TABITHA COULBOURN AND CATHERINE ANN TAYLOR.
HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF MRS. JANE ABRAHAM, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 30th DAY OF JANY., ANNO DOM. 1717/18 AGED 63 YEARS. ALSO,
*There are other mutilated tombs in the same orchard, but the tablets have been removed. Likewise altar tombs on Great Pond Estate, of others of this family of Archer. See The Lyon Regjster "Notes and Queries," 11th July, 1874, &c.
**Qy. Dec..? Letter of her husband, dated 24 Dec.
***By Susanna, eldest daughter, and third child of Jno. Lawrence and his wife Susa. Petgrave. See "Notes and Queries," 4th S. xii., 489, 511.
ELIAS ELY, YE ELDEST SON OF THE SAID JANE ABRAHAM, BY HER FIRST HUSBAND, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN THE 31 YEAR OF HER AGE.
Arms, ....a fess indented between six fleur de lis, three in chief, and three in base.
THIS STONE CONSECRATED BY ELIZABETH ANN SHAW, TO THE MEMORY OF HER BELOVED MOTHER SUSANNAH KNIGHT, WHO DIED 20 JANY.. 1794....AGED 52 YRS.
MARGARET & SUSANNAH SHAW, TWIN SISTERS; THE FIRST DIED 10 JAN, 1799, AGED 1 YEAR, THE LATTER, ON THE 7 JULY, 1802, AGED FOUR YEARS & 7 MONTHS. THIS STONE WAS PLACED OVER THEM BY THEIR DISCONSOLATE PARENTS.
MRS. ELIZABETH KING, WIFE OF CAPT. GEORGE KING, WHO DIED 2 MAY, 1811, AET. 38. ALSO ONE SON OF THE ABOVE, WHO DIED IN INFANCY.
CAPT. GEORGE KING, OF THE MERCHANT SHIP "JAMES LAING," DIED JULY, 1823, AET. 27 ; ALSO CAPT. GEORGE KING, SENIOR, DIED AT SEA, AUGT., 1822, AET. 58.
ELIZABETH OLIVIA, WHO DIED AT SHAW PARK; 2 MARCH, MDCCCXXVII, WIFE OF JAMES WALKER, ESQ., & DAUGHTER OF JOHN SHAW, DECEASED.
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