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PHILIP ALLEN..................TAMASIN ALLEN .........OB. 1669.
(Ab.) FRANCIS BOND, ESQ., BORN IN BODMYN, CORNWALL, 1636 OB. AUG. 3, 1699.
Probably a son or near relative of Dennis Bond, Esq., of Lutton, a staunch Parliamentarian, and M.P. for Weymouth from 1654 to 1656.
Francis Bond was President of the Council in 1696.
Arms, On a chev. 3 crescents.
N. B. Where tinctures are omitted, they are not shown on the sculpture.
RICHARD B ............... (obliterated)........OB. 1685.
(A reference to the Burial Registers would doubtless supply many of these obliterated names.)
(Ab.) HUMPHREY BROCTON, MERCHANT, OB. 1673.
(Ab.) CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER BRADBURY, OB. I4th AUGT., 1685.
(Ab.) DORA BOELLE, OB. AUGT. 6th, 1723.
SUSAN BARRETT, DAUGHTER OF RICHARD AND MARTHA BARRETT, OB. 9th APRIL, 1665. ALSO, JOHN PENNELL, SONNE OF THOMAS & SUSAN PENNELL, OB. JULY 9th, 1665.
The arms on this monument are probably inaccurate. The Barretts of Shortney, Notts., bear " three spear-heads."
Arms, Or, on a chev..., 3 fishes hauriant ......
(Ab.) JOSEPH BOULSTROD, SON OF EDWARD BOULSTROD, AND MILDRED HIS WIFE, BORN 18th FEB., 1644, IN THE PARISH OF LITTLE ST. BARTHOLOMEW, LONDON, OB. 1675.
(Ab.) SAMUEL LAROQUE BRUCE, OB. 1799.
He was third son of the Honble Joseph Osborne Bruce, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1756 to 1761, by Jane, his wife, daughter and heiress of Samuel Barwick, son and heir of Governor Samuel Barwick, and grandson of the Honble. James Bruce,* Esq., of Garlet, grandson of Robert Bruce, of Kennet. [See "The Peerage," voce Burley; Burke's " Landed Gentry," voce Walrond, Bruce, &c. ; Gentleman's Magazine, 1749; Scott's Magazine, 1749; Claim to the Peerage of Kinloss, before the Committee of Privileges, 1866, &c.]
Mr. Justice W. D. Bruce is now the representative of this branch of the House of Bruce. (See Pedigree.)
.......................MAJOR GENERAL .............. LORD CLARINA ......................
The Inscription is nearly obliterated.
The above was, Nathaniel Massey, 2nd Baron Clarina, born 23rd May, 1773. He commanded the troops in Barbados ; and left issue, three sons and two daughters.
In Burke's " Peerage," it is stated that Lord Clarina was married in 1796, and died in 1810, but the former date only appears (without context) on the slab. The Barony of Clarina, in the Peerage of Ireland, was created, 27 Dec., 1810, in the person of Eyre Massey, a General in the Army, Commander of the Forces in Ireland, and who had served at the Battle of Culloden. Dying in 1804, he was succeeded by his second and only surviving son, Nathaniel William, 2nd Baron, and Major-General, who died in Barbados, while Governor and Commander-in-Chief of that Island, leaving three sons and two daughters, by his wife Penelope. (See " Peerage.")
Arms, Arg. on a chev. between 3 lozenges, sa. a lion passant or. Crest, Out of a ducal coronet or, a bull's head gu., armed sa. (Crest, only, on slab.)
(Ab.) HENRY CARTER,OB. 1753.
........ EXUVI.AE MARIAE UXORIS ED. CHEARNLEY, 2 DECEMBRIS, ANNO 1723,.....................
This gentleman held many important offices under Governnicut.
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS. 361
ELIZABETH......................CROUCH OB. 25.......MAY, 1747, AET. 52.
There was a well-known family of this name, in the seventeenth century, whereof was Alderman Giles Crouch. (See Pedigrees, Harl. MSS.)
On the tomb of John Bargrave. at Patrixboune, is commemorated his wife, daughter and coheiress of Giles Crouch, of London. (Bank's " Baronia A. C.")
(Ab.) MR. EDWARD CRISP, MERCHANT, ELDEST SON OF NICHOLAS CRISP, MERCHANT IN BRED STREET, LONDON, IN YE KINGDOM OF ENGLAND OB. 14th JENVARY, 1678, AET. 50. ALSO, MR. THOM.AS YEATS. OB. 2nd MARCH, 1681. ALSO, MRS. MARY YEATS, WIFE TO THE ABOVEMENTIONED PERSONS ....... OB, 25th AUGUST, 1682 ........
Arms : On a chev. 5 horseshoes points downwards (The arms are properly, Arg. on a chev. sa. 5 horseshoes, or.)
The founder of this family was Sir Nicholas Crispe, Knt., of London, great grandson of Ellis Crispe, Esq., of Marsefield, Gloucestershire, Alderman and Sheriff of London in 1625.
Sir Nicholas had a son, Ellis, who, by his wife Anne, daughter of Sir G. Strode, was father of Sir Nicholas Crispe of Hammersmith, who was created a Baronet in 1665. This latter gentleman was a merchant of vast fortune, and great consideration ; lie was a staunch Royalist, and advanced large sums to King, Charles I. " All the succours which the king had from beyond seas, came through his hands." He raised, at his own expense, a regiment of horse, and on the failure of the Royal cause, retired to France, but subsequently returned. Sir Nicholas died in 1665, and the baronetcy continued in his family until the death of his great grandson Sir Charles Crispe, in 1740, when it became extinct.
In one of the Parish Registers of Barbados, the marriage is recorded (Dec. 8, 1643) of a Thomas Crispe, and Sarah Archer. There is also a bequest to his cousin, J. Archer, in the will* of a T. Crispe, later on, in the same century, of "a ring with this poesy of love. A s I S T C, so shall thee," i.e., As is now T. Crispe, so shalt thou be.
*At Doctor's Commons.
HERE LIES INTERRED COLONEL EDWARD CHAMBER LAINE, WHO WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF LEICESTER IN ENGLAND, AND MARRIED MARY, DAU. OF EDWARD BUTLER, OF STRATFORD, IN THE COUNTY OF BEDFORD, ESQ., OB. 23 JULY, 1673, AET. 50.
COLONEL EDWARD CHAMBERLAIN was father of Butler Chamberlain, whose son, Sir Willoughby Chamberlain, of Barbados, was knighted 1695, and died 1697. Mary, his widow, married George Greene, Esq., of Barbados, and, secondly, Sir John Witham, Bart., and died in 1687, leaving a numerous issue.
Sir Richard Dutton, in 1684, complains to the King, that Sir John Witharn detained cargoes and imprisoned merchants for purposes of extortion ; and that he also at a public-house, threatened to hang, a member of council by court marshal in time of peace. (S.P.O.)
March 10, 1684. Sir John Witharn's wife declares that she has made over her estate to her children by her former husband, " Colonel Edward Chamberlaine, deceased."(S. P. 0.)
Arms, Quarterly, 1and 4. An inescutcheon between seven stars ; 2 and 3, A chevron between three escallops : impaling, between two bend lets engrailed, three covered cups. Crest, Out of a ducal coronet an ass's head.
...........CAPTAIN JEREMIAH EGGINGTON, MERCHANT OF SALOP .................
Dates effaced, but apparently about 1650-80.
JOHN FREWEN, OB. 1669, AET. 44.
Among the licences to go abroad (S. P. 0.), Feb. 1633, Francis T(F?)rewin, aged 26, is named, as one of the passengers on board the " Bonaventure," for St. Christopher's. He appears to have been a native of Plympton, of which locality was also his companion, Matthew Archer. The suggestion may be thrown out, that John Frewin was son of Francis. It is quite possible that the latter may have been a member of the Worcestershire family of the same name.
... JONATHAN EVILER (Q. FULLER?), ......OB.....1682.
ROBERT FULLER was settled in Barbados, prior to 1657, and died there in 1666. He came from Kinsale, co. Cork, and left issue in Barbados, Robert, Jonathan, and William.
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MR. WILLIAM GODMAN, MERCHANT, SON OF REV. HENRY GODMAN, OF THE KINGDOM OF GT. BRIT., OB. AUGUST 1, 1710, AET. 37; 22 YEARS A RESIDENT.
GODMAN, of Leatherhead, Surrey, granted 1571, bore, Per pale ermine, and ermines, on a chevron indented or, a lion passant vert. Crest, On a mount, a black cock with wings displayed, all proper.
Arms, Ermine on a chief a lion passant. Crest, A bird rising.
(Ab.) GARRETT OB. OCTOBER ........ 1729, AET. 60.
(Ab.) ......ROBERT HOOPER, ARMIGER....... OB. 1700
Arms. on a fesse, between 2 moles proper, 3 annulets. Impaling ....................... per fesse indented.
(Ab.) ..... ROBERT HOOPER...........OB. 1700.
(Ab.) CHRISTOPHER HALKETT............................. OB...........1678,.........HIS DAUGHTER ELIZABETH .............................OB. 1679. CAPTAIN GREGORY HALKETT, BORNE AT LYME REGIS, DORSET. ALSO, MARTIN BENTLEY, SON OF MARTIN & MARY BENTLEY, ..... OB........... 1724, AET. 30.
(Ab.) .....MR. BARNARD HANNINGTON, OB. JULY .... 1755 ......
(Ab.) ROBERT HOYLE, OB. 1698...........
(Ab.) COLONEL JOHN HASSITT ...............................
Fragment. No date.
(Ab.) ....... EDWARD JURDAIN, ORGANIST, OB. DEC. 28, 1722. ELIZABETH JORDAN, HIS WIDOW, OB. SEP. 30, 1737, AET. 65
LT.-COLL. CHRISTOPH. JACSON, ESQ., LIES HERE UNDERNEATH INTERRED, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th DAY OF JAN., 1695/6, AET. 87..............
SEE Burke's " Landed Gentry," Jacson of Barton.
.......... JACOB KOPKEE, OB. ....... 1722 ........ AET. 36.
ALLAN LYDE, MERCHANT, 17 JAN., 1680.
LYDE (Ayot St. Lawrence, Herefordshire), descended from Cornelius Lyde, of Staunton Wick, Somerset, born in 1641; the last male heir, Lionel Lyde, was created a baronet in 1772.
Allen Lyde was probably of this family, which had many connections with the Western colonies, in the seventeenth century. Stephen Lyde, fourth son, and Lyonel, fifth son of Cornelius above mentioned, were planters in Virginia. Three Lydes (Edward, John, and Sylvester,) were transported for participation in the rebellion of 1685.
ROBERT MOORE, OB. 8, SEP.............................. [16....?], AET. 37.
This name, in Barbados, is said to have been altered from More, to Moore, by Colonel John More, said to have been the son of Thomas, (by his wife, Mary Longueville) a younger son of Sir Edward More, 1st Bart. of More Hall, co. Lancaster, and who subsequently removed to Jamaica, early in the eighteenth century, or late in the seventeenth. (See Notes to Moore, &c., Jamaica.)
CAPTAIN JOHN MOODY, OB. 1673.
SIR HENRY MOODY, second and last Baronet, sold the family estate of Garresdon, Wilts., and emigrated to New England, where he is supposed to have died, S.P. in 1662.
LIEUT-COL. JOHN MERRING, ESQ., ONE OF THE BARONS OF HER MAJESTY'S HON. COURT OF EXCHEQUER, OB. 28 AUG.. 1711, AET. 49.
(Ab.) ....... ROBERT MILN, SON OF DAVID MILN.... OB...... 1619 .....ALSO DAVID, SECOND SON OF DAVID MILNE..OB...... 1705.
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS. 365
THERE was an extensive and influential family of this name in Edinburgh, in the seventeenth century, whereof was Sir Robert Milne, and Milne, the King's architect, whose curious monument in the old Greyfriars' Churchyard still exists. The name very frequently occurs throughout the records of the Scottish metropolis, wherein David and Robert are the prevailing baptismal names.
Sir Robert Milne had a numerous issue, and it is probable that the Barbadian Miln (for the name is indifferently spelt with a y or an i, and with or without the final e) was one of his sons.
Of this family, there are monuments in the picturesque churchyard of Inveresk, namely, of Admiral Sir David Milne, &c.
James Milne, Esq., of Trinity Grove, near Edinburgh, represents one branch of the family ; while another has been distinguished in the naval service, and of which, is the present Admiral Sir Alexr. Milne, G.C.B.
MARY MILES WIFE OF JOHN MILES ................................ OB.....1695.
HONORABLE JOHN PEERS, ESQ.,...................HESTER, DAU. OF SIR THOMAS ...... OF HEREFORDSHIRE .............FRANCES, DAU. OF HIS EXCELLENCY SIR JONATHAN ATKINS, OB, 1685.
SIR RICHARD PEERS, of Barbados, married a daughter of James Hawley, Esq. of Brentford, and sister of Henry Hawley, Governor of Barbados. Sir Richard was Governor of Barbados in 1631 ; he was afterwards a Member of the Provisional Council in 1639-1651, and 1660. John Peers, who died in 1685, was a son of Sir Richard ; he was, with Colonel S. Barwick, appointed a Commissioner to take oaths in the Plantation. In 1673 lie held no less than 1000 acres of land in Barbados. By his first wife, Hester, he had issue, John, Richard, Margaret, and Elizabeth ; and by his second, Thomas, Frances, and Anne wife of Capt. Hale. Henry Peers was a member for St. George's in 1706; Speaker of Assembly in 1733; Lieutenant- General and Governor of the island in 1740, in which year (Sept.4) he died.
In 1649, Samuel Atkins had a warrant to ship horses to Barbados. (C. S. P.)
(Ab.) ........EDWARD PEARCE ..........OB. DEC. 19, 1725
HELEN RICH, NATA 25 JULY, 1664, DIED 20 NOV. 1665. WILLIAM RICH, NATUS 25 DEC., 1666, DIED ........ 1667. . ROBERT RICH, NATUS 21 NOV. 1668, DIED 17 SEP. 1670.
ROBERT RICH of Barbados, living in 1682, married Helen, daughter of the Rev. Thornborough, son of the Rt. Rev. John Thornborough, Bishop of Worcester.
Probably of the family of Rich, of London, [see Lord Rich, in which, Jany. 24 1676, a Baronetcy was created]. Sir Charles, great grandson of the 2nd Lord Rich: had an uncle Robert Rich, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Felton, and is said to have died without issue, but whether this is a mistake or not, it is difficult, to say.
(Ab.) CAPTAIN JOHN RAINSFORD ......................... OB. FEB. 3, 1710
...................ALEXANDER SANDFORD ............
...........THOMAS SHAWE, OB. 1713, AET. 42, AND ................ELIZABETH SHAWE ...................... ALSO ELIZABETH BOOTH, WIDOW ....... OB. FEB. 12, 1721, AET. 67.
THESE arms indicate a Scottish origin. James Shawe of Ayrshire, and merchant of London, was uncle to John Shawe, father of James, merchant, and Lord Mayor of London, (born 1764), who was created a Baronet in 1809, and is now represented by Sir .... Shaw, Bart., of Kilmarnock, whose Arms bear 3 covered cups, with a chief, &c., for augmentation.
...................THE HON. COLONELL WILLIAM SHARPE, ESQ. .........ANNO 16..........AETATIS SUAE 53 ......
His son William, of Waltharn Abbey, died Oct. 7th, 1724. He had been twice Governor of Barbados. His will was proved in London.
Mrs. Barbara Sharpe, wife of William Sharpe (the son), was daughter of Sir Thomas Mompesson. Their son, Thomas Sharpe, married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph French, Esq., whose sister, Keturah French, married the Hon. James Bruce, Chief Judge of Barbados.
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DOROTHY, WIFE OF MR. JAMES SHEPHERD, MERCHANT, OB. 7 JULY, 1736, AET. 53, 2 M. 23 DAYS.
His son, James Shepherd, married, 1743, Barbara, daughter of William Jones, Esq., son of Nathaniel Jones, by Barbara, his wife, daughter of Robert Stroud. He was Baron of the Exchequer in Barbados. She died March 11, 768, leaving an only child, Dorothy, born 1744, and married Jan. 12, 1762, to Alexander Bruce, Esq., M.D., third son of the Hen, James Bruce, Esq., of Garlet, N.B. [See " Peerage," voce Burley.]
........ELIZABETH, DAU.........OF .......SMITH, WIFE OF ...........OB. 1680.......AET. 15
THERE was an Elizabeth Smith, wife of Colonel John Forster, of Egharn House, Surrey, who died in 1731. She married, secondly, Dr. H. Barham, of Jamaica, and had, with other issue, Samuel Warren Forster, who married Sarah Warren Walrond, daughter of Thomas, second son of Anthony Walrond, of Barbados. (See will of the latter.)
In Ligon's History of Barbados, 1657 [Q. 1675 ?], there is a pleasing account of the almost exceptional kindness of Colonel Walrond, to his servants and slaves.
(Ab.) AGNIS, WIFE OF JOSEPH WARD, OB. JAN. 12, 1713.
JAMES PEMBERTON, "SON OU THIS MERCHANT," OB. JUNE 29, 1736.
"Azure, a cross patonee, or," is given, in the peerage, for Ward, Visct. Bangor. Joseph was possibly one of the three younger surviving sons of Bernard Ward, ancestor of the present peer, who was killed in a duel, in 1690; and this supposition is strengthened by finding the main line connected although at a much more recent period with Barbados.
There is an example of a somewhat similar cross and annulet, engraved in Edmonston's Heraldry.
SON OF THOMAS AND MARY WITHER ..............................ALSO THOMAS WITHERS, MERCHANT ......................... OB. FEB. 18, 1755, AET. 43
.............. JOHN (surname obliterated), OB .............1715 ..............AET.63
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF JOHN BRATHWAITE, ESQRE., OF "THREE HOUSES," IN THE PARISH OF ST. PHILIP. MANY YEARS AGENT OF THIS COLONY, IN GREAT BRITAIN. WHOSE COMPREHENSIVE VIEWS AND CONSUMMATE KNOWLEDGE OF ITS VARIOUS INTERESTS WERE ONLY TO BE EQUALLED BY THE MASTERLY ADDRESS WITH WHICH HE CONDUCTED, AND THE INFLEXIBLE PERSEVERANCE WITH WHICH HE PURSUED THEM. THE LEGISLATURE OF BARBADOS ERECT THIS MONUMENT, ANXIOUS THAT POSTERITY SHOULD KNOW HOW HIGH HE STOOD, THROUGH HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICES, IN THE ESTIMATION OF HIS COUNTRY. HE WAS BORN IN THIS ISLAND ON 25th OCT. 1722, & DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN GREAT BRITAIN, ON 21st SEPT., 1800, AT EPSOM, IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY, WHERE HIS REMAINS WERE INTERRED.
(Ab.) IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS OF THE 69th REGT. LT. COL. PAXTON, AND SURGEON CLELAND, WHO DIED IN 1853, IN TRINIDAD. LIEUTENANTS DORRINGTON, & ALLEN, WHO DIED IN BARBADOS, IN 1855. ALSO CAPTAIN J. CARMICHAEL, WHO DIED IN ENGLAND.
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AROUND THIS TOMB, REST THE REMAINS OF FIFTEEN OFFICERS AND THE CAPTAINS STEWARD OF H. M. SCREW FRIGATE "DAUNTLESS, " WHO, TOGETHER WITH THIRTY-EIGHT SEAMEN, TEN MARINES, AND TEN BOYS, BURIED IN THIS GARRISON; AND ONE OFFICER, THREE SEAMEN, SIX MARINES, AND ONE BOY, COMMITTED TO THE DEEP; ALL PERISHED BY YELLOW FEVER, WHICH BROKE OUT AT SEA, ON LEAVING THE HARBOUR OF ST. THOMAS, ON THE 10th OF NOVEMBER, 1852.
AT THIS ISLAND A GENEROUS REFUGE WAS AT ONCE AFFORDED, AND BY THE UNCEASING CARE OF ITS CIVIL, MILITARY AND MEDICAL AUTHORITIES, THE SHIP, WITH HER SURVIVING CREW RESTORED TO HEALTH, WAS ENABLED TO SAIL HOMEWARDS ON THE 21st MARCH, 1853. COL. SIR WILLIAM M. G. COLLBROOKE, C.B., K.H., GOVERNOR IN CHIEF., LIEUT-.GEN. WILLIAM WOOD, C.B., COMMANDING THE TROOPS. THE THIRTY-FOURTH REGIMENT. THE SIXTY-NINTH REGIMENT WILLIAM MUNRO, ESQRE., INSPECTOR GENERAL OF HOSPITALS. REVD WILLIAM W. JACKSON, M.A., CHAPLAIN OF THE FORCES. WILLIAM DENNY, ESQRE.. SURGEON 34th REGIMENT. ALEXANDER B. CLELAND, ESQRE, M.D., SURGEON 69th REGIMENT.
THIS HALLOWED SPOT WAS PURCHASED AND ENCLOSED, AND THIS MONUMENT INSCRIBED IN HONOURED MEMORY TO ALL, BY THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY, THE CAPTAIN, AND SURVIVING OFFICERS OF THE SHIP, AND BY THE SORROWING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THOSE WHO REST BELOW THAT THEIR SACRED AND BELOVED REMAINS SHOULD ASSIST IN UNDISTURBED REPOSE FOR THE COMING OF THAT GREAT DAY, WHEN ALL GRAVES SHALL BE SUMMONED TO GIVE UP THEIR DEAD.
ROSS MOORE FLOUD, FIRST LIEUTENANT, 37, 28th NOV. 1852.
CHARLES KENT, SECOND LIEUTENANT, 28, 2nd DECR.
ALFRED NEALE, THIRD LIEUTENANT, 25, 22d NOV.
WILLIAM SIMPSON, LIEUTENANT, 23, 17th NOV.
ALEXANDER LANGLANDS, CHIEF ENGINEER, 32, 22d NOV.
ARTHUR C. COUPER,(buried off the port) MATE, 21, 17th NOV.
HENRY I. NUTTALL, SECOND MASTER, 28, 23 d NOV.
EDWIN DEATH, CAPTAINS CLERK, 27, 6th DEC.
GEORGE GORDON BUSHBY, MIDSHIPMAN, 20, 14th DEC.
JOSEPH CRISPIN, MIDSHIPMAN, 15, 1st DEC.
FLEETWOOD PELLEW HASWELL, MASTER'S ASSISTANT, 18, 14th DEC.
CHARLES MARTIN, ASSISTANT ENGINEER, 28, 25th DEC.
ST. GEORGE G. S. DAVIS, ASSISTANT ENGINEER, 25, 2nd DEC.
JAMES T. HENWOOD, ASSISTANT ENGINEER, 21, 18th NOV.
WALTER W. H. RICHARDS, ASSISTANT ENGINEER, 21, 24th NOV.
WILLIAM WELMAN, CARPENTER, 40, 15th DEC.
JAMES VENABLES, CAPTAINS STEWARD, 23, 12th DEC.
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD.
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