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MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN ENGLAND RELATING TO JAMAICANS
South aisle, south wall, on a white marble tablet surmounted by an urn:
To the Memory
of MICHAEL COLLMAN Esqr.
He resided upwards of
in the Island of JAMAICA,
and returned to his native Country
for the benefit of his Health,
but too late
He died February 2nd 1816,
in the 45th year of his age.
In him were united
the dutiful and affectionate Son
the loving Brother
and truly sincere Friend.
1816, Thursday Feb. 8. Friday died, at his lodgings in this city, Michael Collman, esq.; aged 49; he resided 80 years at Jamaica and returned to this city for his health. "Bath Chronicle.")
On the north wall of the nave, between the second and third bays, on a white marble scroll-shaped tablet surmounted by a dove:
To the memory of
WILLIAM and HENRY REDWAR,
only sons (and Tenants in Common)
of the late HENRY REDWAR Esq.,
of Spanish Town in the Island of Jamaica,
who were in the enjoyment of perfect health
only ten days before they were called to
surrender their Spirits to HIM who gave them.
WILLIAM died at their Estate Dumbarton St. Anns
in the above Island,
November 8th 1807, in his 24th year.
HENRY died at Middlehill, in this Parish,
December 27th 1807, in his 19th year.
[Four lines follow.]
1807, Nov. 8. William Redwar esq. of Jamaica. ("G.M." for 1808, p. 87.).
1807, Thursday Dec. 31. Sunday died at Middlehill, in his 19th year, after a few days severe illness, Henry Redwar, esq.; youngest son of the late Henry Redwar, esq; of Spanish Town, Jamaica, &c. ("B.C.")
In the churchyard, on the south side on a flat stone over a stone vault:
Under this stone
lie the Remains
of ANN ELIZABETH
daughter of ALEXANDER
SARAH ANN BAYLEY
born 13th June 1804
and died 3rd of January
Son of the late
HENRY REDWAR Esqr.
of Spanish Town
in the island of Jamaica,
died December 27th 1807,
in his 19th Year
ROBERT DAVIS Esqr.
died December 26th 1820
Aged 56 Years.
1839, Feb. 14. At Bath, in her 80th year, Frances Louisa second dau. of the late Alexander Bayley of Jamaica. "G.M.," 444.)
1845, Aug. 21. At Stapleton, Glouc., Charles Lyall, of Barbadoes, youngest son of John Lyall of Brighton, to Charlotte Augusta, dau. of the late Alexander Bayley, of Wood Hall Jamaica, & sister to the Rev. Ricketts Bayley, Incumbent of Stapleton. (Ibid., 521.)
On a large stone altar-tomb.* There is nothing on the top slab. On the east side:
SARAH Re.... KIRKBY Esqr.
Daughter and Sole Heiress of JAMES CUNNINGHAM
Esquire of the Island of Jamaica by SARAH PRATT
His Wife. She died the ...th Day of August 1804
*If the hard crust of dirt were scraped off this stone the lettering would, I think, be quite legible; at present it is not in places.
On the west side :-
Beneath this Tomb lie the remains of JAMES KIRKBY
late of Kirkby House in the Coun .... but formerly
of this Parish Esquire. He was second Son of WILLIAM
KIRKBY of Kirkby and Ashlack in the County Palatine
of Lancaster, Esquire by ALICE his 2d Wife eldest Daughter
of THOMAS COMBER D.D. Dean of Durham
He died the Fifth Day of September 1792
At the north end:
lie the remains ...
Widow of JAMES
of the Island of Jamaica.
She departed this Life
....Day of March
At the south end is a shield with these arms: Argent, two bars Gules, a canton of the last charged with a cross moline. A crescent for difference for KIRKBY. On an escutcheon of pretence the arms of CUNNINGHAM . . . a shake-fork. . . [This is cut as a cross pall in error.]
1761, June 30 William Cunningham, Esq.; of Jamaica. ("G.M.," 334)
1804, Aug. 6 Mrs. Sarah Kirkby, relict of Mr. James Kirkby of Kirkby-house near Hungerford, Berks, and formerly a chemist in Bartlet's-buildings. She was daughter and sole heir of James
Cunningham of London, and also heir to her uncle Cunningham, who had been a consul.(Ibid., 791.)
Col. Roger Kirkby, living in 1719, alienated his manor of Kirkby Ireleth, which had been in the family from as early as 1200. The Chapel contains marble monuments recording the deaths of William Kirkby of Kirkby 22 February 1730 and William Kirkby of Ashslack 28 December 1747. Kirkby Old Hall was the home of the family for at least ten generations. [See Croston's Edition of Baines's "History of Lancashire," vol. v., p. 615.]
"The Hon. JOHN CUNNINGHAM, Esq., Member of Assembly
Born at Kirknewton, Scotland in 1738.
He married ELIZABETH, relict of ROBERT WESTLAND, and died in 1812.
Erected by his sons JAMES, SAMUEL, and GEORGE."
He acquired Maxfield Estate, of which he had been the attorney for the Hodges family.
"JOHN, eldest son of JOHN and ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM,
"Mrs. ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM,
ob. 1806." (Archer, 318, 319.)
1812, Sept. 27. At Montego Bay, Jamaica, after a residence of more than 50 years in the Island in his 74th year, the Hon. John Cunningham, a major-general, and colonel of the St. James's regiment of foot militia, and custos for the same parish. ("G.M.," 670.)
On a plain white marble tablet on the east wall of the south aisle (copied 11 August 1909):
Near this place Lies Interr'd
the Body of Mrs. ELIZABETH
WOOD who Departed this
Life August the 19th 1730
Aged 42 Years.
She was wife to BASIL Son
of BASIL WOOD Esqr. in the
County of Salop who
Departed this Life in the
Island of Jamaica the 14th
of August 1734.
This was given in Manning Bray's "Surrey," i. 208.
There is a pedigree of Wood of Shinewood in the "Visitation of Shropshire, 1623," of whom Basil Wood, Fellow of All Souls, B.C.L. 1608, Chancellor of Rochester 1618, was buried in St. Michael's, Oxford, 30 November 1644, and was father of Basill, a Royalist Captain (born 10 February 1619/20, died 30 April 1684, buried in St. Michael's aforesaid), who was father of Basill, a surgeon, aged 31 in 1681; licensed 9 May 1673 to marry Jane, dau of Henry Hedges of Wanborough, Wilts, gent. [See more in Foster's "Alumni Oxonienses."]
There is no entry in Archer or Roby.
Here lie the Remains of
DAVID THOMSON, M.D.
.... Esher in the Parish of Hanover
....Island of Jamaica
.... Day of August...
In this Vault beneath
Lies the Body
of the Right Hon. Sir ALEXANDER THOMSON
Lord Chief Baron
of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer
one of His Majesty's .... Privy Council
who died at Bath 18th of April 1817
are deposited the Remains of
Mrs. MARY THOMSON a native of
.... this Place.
....Many years Resident at
..... Lord Chief Baron..... Thomson
.... this life
31st Jan. Aged 77.
The above three M.I. are all on one tomb, and were copied and. sent me by the verger 13 October 1909. According to Lysons the date on Dr. D. Thomson's tomb was 1785.
1785, July 29. In Southampton-row, David Thompson, M.D. of Jamaica., ("G.M.," 748.)
David Thomson, M.D. of Camberwell, and a doctor of medicine of Aberdeen of 1739 was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd September 1748 ("Munk's Roll.")
1817, April 15. At Bath, in his 73d year, Rt. Hon. Sir A. Thomson, Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. He was in point of years the Father of the Bench, having sat as one of the Judges many years longer than any of its present occupants. His reputation as a Judge was of the highest order, in point of legal knowledge, of perspicuity, and strict integrity of decision &c. ("G.M.," 382.)
The Judge was knighted on 7 Feb. 1787. (Townsend's "Calendar of Knights," 57.)
On a white marble tomb enclosed by iron railings on the north side of the churchyard:
(South side.) JOSEPH BUDWORTH PALMER ESQ
Died September 4th 1815,
in the 60th year of his age
(North side.) Also ELIZABETH his wife;
She died May 31, 1832.
Who died November 15th
North transept, on a white marble square in the floor:
Esqr. Ob. 3 Feb. 1780
1780, Feb. 8. Henry Cruger esqr. was buried by Mr. Haynes M.C. (Cathedral Register.)
1780, Sat. Feb. 12. Saturday morning died in St. James's-square, in the 76th year of his age, Henry Cruger, Esq.; (father of Henry Cruger, Esq.; one of our representatives in Parliament), Having been some years in a very ill state of health, he left New-York, the place of his nativity and residence, where he had sustained a most respectable private character, and filled the various offices of Member of the Assembly, Member of the Council, and Chief Magistrate, with the highest reputation. The cheerfulness of his disposition, and the affability of his manners, had endeared him to all those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance in this country. His remains were interred on Tuesday morning in the Cathedral of this city. ("F.B.J.")
He had large interests in the West Indies, as appears by his will, wherein he describes himself as Henry Cruger, Senr, late of New York, now at Bristol. Estates in Jamaica and St.. Croix; proved 1780 (125, Collins).
In St. James's Chapel, Hampstead Road, is a tablet to Lieut.-Col. John Harris Cruger, late of Russell Place, Fitzroy Square, who died 3 June 1807, aged 69. He formerly resided in New York, and greatly distinguished himself as a Loyalist officer, etc. (Cansick's "Epitaphs," i., 225.)
The following is from Sabine's "American Loyalists," 234:
"CRUGER, JOHN. Of New York. In 1775 he was Speaker of the House of Assembly, and during the recess that year, with thirteen other members of the ministerial party, addressed a letter to General Gage on the alarming state of public affairs. This communication is dated May 5th, on which day two members of the Council of New York sailed for England. When, in 1769, he was elected to the assembly, the success of his party was deemed a victory of the Episcopalians over the Presbyterians."
1822, May 16. At Chelsea, 78, Anne, relict of Col. Cruger, and dau. of late Brig.-gen. De Lancey. ("G.M.," 572.)
1827, April 24. At New York, aged 88, Henry Cruger, esq. formerly of Bristol, and its representative in Parliament, with Mr. Burke, from 1774 to 1780. In 1784 Mr. Cruger was again returned to the House of Commons, and on that occasion was represented on the hustings by his brother, Col. Cruger, being himself absent in America. He finally left this country for the United States in 1789, where he has since constantly resided; and it may be gratifying to his old friends (if any survive) to know, that no man ever lived more highly respected, or died more sincerely lamented. (Ibid, 94.)
Cloisters, north wall. A large marble monument* with a cherub above, resting its right arm on a headstone. To the right is an urn with shield bearing:
CREST: A dexter arm erect, couped, holding. . . . [broken], a coronet encircling the forearm. ARMS: Gules, a lion rampant Or.
*When the Rev. John Woodward wrote in 1867 this monument was on the west wall of the transept, and the arms were: Paly of six sable and Ermine, a lion rampant Argent.
In vol. iv. of "The Herald and Genealogist," published in 1867, there is a valuable article by him on the Heraldry of Bristol Cathedral. During the restoration, when he wrote, much destruction of ancient monuments was taking place, and several M.I. and heraldry which he recorded are now (1909) no longer in existence.
North transept, floor marble:
fourth Daughter of
CHARLES GORDON Esqr
who departed this Life
the 21 June 1811
Aged 12 Years.
1811, June 29. Louisa Gordon. (Cathedral Burial Register.)
I could find no other Stone belonging to this.
Charles Gordon, son of Charles Gordon of Island of Jamaica, esq., Christ Church, matriculated 21 Oct. 1802, aged 18 (Foster). There were several different families of Gordon in Jamaica. There is a tablet in Great Berkhamstead Church to a Charles Gordon of Braco in that Island ( probably identical with the above), who died 25 June 1829, aged 82; Mary his wife, died 18 January 1839, aged 75; and Eliza Anne Gordon third daughter, died 16 April 1820, aged 25 (Cussans' "Herts," iii., 60).
South wall of South choir aisle:
TO THE MEMORY OF JANE,
WIDOW OF LEWIS CUTHBERT ESQUIRE,
OF CASTLE HILL, IN 'THE COUNTY OF INVERNESS,
AND OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA,
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE XXVIII OF SEPTEMBER
TO THE MEMORY OF
THEIR DAUGHTER MARY HAY CUTHBERT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE XXII OF FEBRUARY
THEIR REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED IN A VAULT
NEAR THIS SPOT.
1830, Oct. 5. Jane Cuthbert. The Mall, Clifton. Aged 86. (Cathedral Register.)
1830, Sept. 28. At Clifton, Jane, relict of Lewis Cuthbert, esq. of Castlehill, co. Inverness, and of Jamaica. ("G.M.," 380.)
Adjoining the preceding:
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH PINNOCK CUTHBERT
DAUGHTER OF THE AFORESAID
LEWIS AND JANE CUTHBERT
WHO DIED AT CLIFTON,
ON THE IX DAY OF FEBRUARY
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN MURRAY CUTHBERT DAUGHTER OF
THE AFORESAID LEWIS AND JANE CUTHBERT;
WHO DIED AT CLIFTON, ON THE XXIX DAY OF MAY MDCCCLV
HER REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN A VAULT
IN CLIFTON CHURCH-YARD
1855 Feb. 16. Elizabeth Pinnock Cuthbert. Clifton. Aged 75. (Cathedral Register.)
South choir aisle, on the floor:
departed this life
Feby. 22nd. 1819:
Daughter of LEWIS CUTHBERT Esqr.
of Castle Hill
in the County of Inverness,
and JANE his Wife.
1819, March 2. Mary Cuthbert. Parish of Clifton. 45 Yrs. (Cathedral Register.)
1819, Sat. Feb. 27. Monday at Clifton, Mary, eldest dau. of the late Lewis Cuthbert, Esq. of Jamaica ( "F.B.J.")
Relict of the above
LEWIS CUTHBERT Esq.
Departed this life
Septr. 28th 1830,
died at Clifton
February 9th, 1855,
Aged 75 Years.
1789, Sept. 10. George Cuthbert, esq.; a representative in the Assembly of Jamaica. (" B.C.")
In St. Catharine's Cathedral is a stone, recording the death '17 June 1789 of George Cuthbert Esq. one of the Representatives in Assembly for Port Royal, & late Provost Marshal General, aged 42.' He and his brother Lewis (father of the Hon. George Cuthbert, President of the Council about 1831) descended from a good family in co. Inverness, settled in Jamaica, and married two sisters of the Hon. George Pinnock, late President. A third brother, a R.C. Bishop of Rhodes, escaped from Paris to England during the Revolution. (Roby, 18.)
1802, Sept. 20. Lewis Cuthbert, esq. ("G.M.," 1162.)
1766, May 31. Lewis Cuthbert, of the parish of Kingston, Merchant, and Jane Pinnock, of the same Parish spinster. (Kingston, Jamaica, Parish Register; Roby, 74.)
1780, March 20. George Cuthbert, of the Parish of Kingston Esq., and Ann Pinnock, of the parish of St. Andrew, spinster. (Ibid).
Additions and corrections
Will of Lewis Cuthbert of Castlehill, co. Inverness. My son George Cuthbert of Jamaica, barrister-at-law. I am Provost Marshal of Jamaica. Proved 1803 (611, Marriott).
North wall of north cloister
IN A VAULT NEAR THIS PLACE
ARE DEPOSITED THE MORTAL REMAINS OF MARY, THE BELOVED
AND DEEPLY LAMENTED WIFE OF JOHN WHITELOCKE ESQUIRE
AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE WILLIAM LEWIS ESQUIRE
OF CORNWALL AND HORDLEY IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVEMBER XIX, MDCCCXXXII 
AGED LXXIII YEARS
(Five lines here.).
IN THE SAME TOMB LIE THE REMAINS OF THE SAID JOHN WHITELOCKE
WHO HAVING FOR A SHORT INTERVAL SURVIVED A HAPPY UNION OF FIFTY YEARS
(Three lines- Died)
OCT. XXIII, MDCCCXXXIII AGED LXXVI.
1832, Nov. 26. Mary Whitelock. Parish of Clifton. 73 Years.
1833, Oct. 30. John Whitelock. Clifton. Aged 76. (Cathedral Register.)
1833, Bucks, Oct. 23. At Hall Barn Park, the seat of Sir Gore Ouseley, aged 76, John Whitelocke, esq. ("G.M.," 475.)
William Lewis, by his wife Jane, dau. of Dr. Matthew Gregory, had one son Matthew and four daus., two of whom married, 8 April 1783, at St. Catherine's, viz., Elizabeth Catherine to General Robert Brownrigg, captor of Kandy; and Mary to General John Whitelocke, vanquished at Buenos Ayres (See more in Archer, 338.)
North wall of north cloisters:-
In a Vault near this
lie interred the Remains of
HANNAH SPENCER SHIRLEY,
Daughter of THOMAS ROCK, of this City,
by HANNAH, his Wife, the Daughter of
JOHN SPENCER, of the Island of JAMAICA, Esqre.
She departed this Life,
on the 15th of March, 1808,
aged 48 Years.
(Five lines omitted. Erected by her daughters.)
1808, March 23. Hannah Spencer Shirley. (Cathedral Burial Register.)
1808, March 15. At Clifton, aged 49, Mrs. Shirley, widow of Edward Shirley, esq.
of Spring-garden and Petersfield, Jamaica. ("G.M.," 367.)
1773, July 31. Henry Shirley, Esq., of New Burlington-Street, to Miss Rock, daughter of the late John Spencer, Esq., of Jamaica. ("Town and Country Mag.," 447.)
1797, Sat., Dec. 9. Monday last died at. her lodgings in Bath, Mrs. Shirley, wife of the Hon. Henry Shirley, one of the Members of the Colonial Council in Jamaica. ("F. B. J.")
1824, Thursday, Aug. 19. Saturday was married Henry Shirley, esq., of Hyde-hall and Etingdon, Jamaica, to Frances eldest daughter of Colonel Houlton, of Farleigh-castle, in this county. ("B.C.")
East wall of east cloister. A female standing over an urn resembling the Alleyne monument.
Sacred to the memory of
MRS. ELIZABETH: GOULD WHITE
a Native of New Jersey, NORTH AMERICA,
who departed this life
June 4th, 1793.
aged 38 years, 5 months, & 11 days.
Also Sacred to the memory of DAVID WHITE, Esqr. husband of
the said ELIZABETH; a Native of Ayrshire in SCOTLAND, many
years a resident in the Island of Jamaica but late of this City
Who departed this life on the 27th day of November
Anno Domini 1797 in the 67th year of his Age:
leaving behind him to lament his loss Nine Children
1793, June 7. Mrs. Elizabeth Gould White buried, etc.
1797, Dec. 1. David White. (Cathedral Burial Register.)
1797, Sat., Dec. 2. On Monday died at his house in College-green, David White, Esq., many years a resident in the island of Jamaica, where he possessed very considerable property. ("F.B.J.")
North choir aisle, east wall, to the right of the Codrington monument. Above is a female standing mourning over an urn.
Sacred to the Memory of JOHN CAMPBELL Esquire,
of Gibralter Estate, in the Parish of Trelawny,
in the Island of Jamaica: who departed this life
on the 25th of January 1817. Aged 61 Years.
(Fourteen lines. Erected by his widow.)
1817, Feb. 1. John Campbell. Clifton. Aged 61. (Cathedral Register.)
1817, Jan. 25. At Clifton, in his 61st year, John Campbell, esq. formerly of Spotfield and Gibraltar Estates, Jamaica, and of Phill's-hill, near New York, America. In Jamaica he for many years, with the spirit and independence that characterised his life, represented in the House of Assembly the opulent parish of Trelawny; and in the private walks of life he was esteemed and beloved by all who knew him for his excellent qualities, among which predominated benevolence, cheerfulness, and a generous solicitude for all around him. ("G.M.," 183.)
1817, June 19. On his passage from Jamaica, Dugald Campbell, esq. of Salt spring. (Ibid., 87.) .
A John Campbell of Spotfield represented Trelawny in 1779. (Archer, 332, and see several M.I. to others of that surname.)
On a square of white marble in the floor:,
JOHN CAMPBELL Esqr.
late of the Island of Jamaica:
died 3rd Octr. 1823.
1823, Oct. 10. Ann Cambell (sic). Clifton. 54 years(Cathedral Register.)
On a similar square:
ANGUS CAMPBELL Esqr.
late of the Island of Jamaica;
died at Clifton,
18th Sepr. 1850
Aged 84 Years.
1850, Sep. 25. Elizabeth Campbell. Chapel Row, Clifton. 84 years. N. Aisle. (Cathedral Burial Register.)
1774, March 10. John Campbell, Esq., of Jamaica, to Miss Storer, daughter of Thomas Storer, Esq., of Goldensquare. (" Town and Country Mag.," 167.)
1790, Nov. In Jamaica, John Campbell, esq., of Lanoit-hall, to Miss Elizabeth Bell, late of Glasgow. ("G.M.," 1213.)
1801, Dec. 28. At Enfield, in her 88th year, Mrs. Campbell, relict of George Campbell esq. of Jamaica. (Ibid., 1217.)
1808, Sept. Colin Campbell, esq. (Ibid., 952.)
On the wall over the arch into choir vestry:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES MCNISH OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA,
WHO DIED AT CLIFTON 25TH MARCH 1829, AGED 46 YEARS.
(Four lines here.)
HE HAS LEFT A WIFE AND TEN CHILDREN.
(Four lines here.)
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF HIS INFANT SON ALBERT AUGUSTUS,
WHO DIED 2 ND JUNE. 1826, AGED 6 WEEKS.
1826, June 6. Albert Augustus McNish. Park St. 6 weeks.
1829, March 30. Charles McNish. Clifton Road. Aged 46. Church Yard. (Cathedral Burial Register.)
1763, Sat. July 16. Monday, died at the Hot-Wells, Miss Allen, of the Island of Jamaica; Thursday her Remains were interr'd in the Cathedral, and a Funeral Sermon was preach'd by the Rev. Mr. Camplin. (".F.B.J.") The editor may have omitted to notice her stone.
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