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" F.B.J." stands for " Farley's Bristol Journal."
On a marble tablet on the south wall of the chancel over the door leading into the vestry. Above is an urn, and on its base a shield with these arms: Gyronny of eightl Or and Gules; impaling (a charge in the centre which is not distinguishable). Below, on a square tablet (copied 19 Aug. 1910): -
To the Memory of
Wife of COLIN CAMPBELL Esqr.
and Daughter of the late
JAMES TIERNEY Esqr of London,
(Seven lines, dedicated by her husband).
She died at Brock Street Bath
August 15th 1815.
1784, Sept. James Tierney, Esq. of Kingston, in the island of Jamaica. ("Town and Country Mag.," 560.) See a bookplate of C. C. of "Westmoreland, Jamaica.
From Additions and Corrections: A correspondent writes (I think it was Major Phipps): Ann Campbell was the dau. of another James Tierney, Esq., of the firm of Tierney, Lilly & Roberts of Lawrence Pountney Lane, London. He was also of Theobald, Herts, from where his other dau. Eliz., mar. in 1771 Constantine Phipps, formerly of St. Kitts.
Ann mar. 1, Isaac Elton, Mayor of Bristol; 2, Colin Campbell of Brock Street, Bath. Mr. James Tierney, died at Stapletpn, near Bristol, on 12 Jan. 1781, and was probably buried in the Cathedral by his wife. Will proved in P.C.C., in 1781, of which Adm. James Young was an Executor. I think James Tierney had no connection with Jamaica, except perhaps through trade.
(copied 23 May 1911)
On an oblong tablet on the south wall:-
Sacred to the Memory of
WILHELMINA JOHANNA LILLINGSTON
Relict of the late LUKE LILLINGSTON Esq.
of Ferriby Grange near Hull Yorkshire.
She died at Bath January 30th 1806
in her 66th Year.
1806, Feb. 6. Thursday, died at her house in Rivers street, Mrs. Lillingston, relict of Luke L. esq. of Fevielby-Grange Yorkshire ("B.C."). She was 2nd dau. of Abel Dottin of English, co. Oxford, and of Barbados.
A Col. Luke Lillingston commanded the expedition to Jamaica in 1695. ("D.N.B.")
On a very largo pyramidal stone monument in the churchyard, surrounded by iron railings. On the east side, on two small white marble insertions:-
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GREG ESQ.
OF THE ISLAND OF DOMINICA
on. 10TH JUNE 1795. THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED
BY HIS AFFECTIONATE WIFE
ALSO SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MRS CATHARINE
RELICT OF THE WITHIN INTOMBED
JOHN GREG ESQR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22ND OF NOVEMBER 1819
IN THE 82nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
FULL OF YEARS AND BENEVOLENCE.
1819, Nov. 22. At Spring Grove, Hampton, Catherine, relict of the late John Greg, esq. of the island of Dominica. ("G.M.," 478.)
(copied 15 Nov. 1911)
On the north wall of nave:-
ELIZABETH MARY PUSEY,
DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN PUSEY E8QRE OF CHERRY HILL,
AND CHERRY GARDEN ESTATES IN THE PARISH OF ST DOROTHY'S JAMAICA,
RELICT OF SAMUEL WINT ESQRK OF SPANISH TOWN,
AND OF ANDREW WRIGHT ESQRK OF MITCHAM PEN ST ELIZABETH'S,
OF THE SAME ISLAND.
SHE WAS INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY OF THIS CHURCH
ON THE 6TH OF AUGUST 1831, AGED 78 YEARS.
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO HER MEMORY BY
JOHN PUSEY WINT ESQRE HER SON.
Benjamin Pusey was Member for St. Dorothy in 1738, 1748, and 1749. (See Archer, 341, and Feurtado, 80.)
Andrew Wright of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, now in London. Will proved 1807 (265, Pitt). My son-in-law John Pusey Wint. Mitcham Pen. My wife Elizabeth-Mary.
Sacred to the Memory of
MARY, the Amiable and beloved
daughter of the late
ROBERT GORDON ESQRE
formerly of the Island of Jamaica,
(a Native of Sutherland N:B.)
She departed this life at Clifton
on the 16th January 1838.
SACRED to the Memory of
MARY LAWRENCE, RELICT of WM. JAMES STEVENSON Esqr
of the Island of Jamaica,
died 27th Feby 1850
Aged 74 Years.
1850, Feb. 27. At Clifton, Mary-Laurence, relict of William James Stevenson, esq. Receiver-General of Jamaica. (" G.M.," 450.)
On the south wall of the south gallery, near the east corner (copied 9 Aug. 1910):-
In a Vault in this Church are deposited the
remains of ANN HEWITT, the
Child of WILLIAM KELLITT,
and DEBORAH HEWITT, of
ST. ELIZABETH JAMAICA,
who departed this life on the 14th Novr
1806, having on that day completed her
(Eight lines follow.)
1812, June 19. At Duryard, near Exeter, Wm. Kellett Hewitt, esq. of the island of Jamaica. ("Dorchester Journal.")
Moses Kellit was M. for Clarendon in 1746 and 1749, and Robert Hewitt for St. Thomas in the Vale in 1679. (Feurtado.)
1769, Ap. 20. John Hewit, Esq; of Jamaica. ("G.M.," 216.)
1769, March 20. Robert Dallas, Esq. to the relict of the 1ate John Hewitt, Esq. of Jamaica. (Ibid,t 215.)
She was a Miss Maine.
John Hewitt, only son of Wm. Killett Hewitt, of Jamaica, matriculated from Worc. College, Oxford, 30 Nov. 1820, aged 24. (Foster.)
1807, Nov. 4. On Thursday last was married, at St. Sidwell's church, Exeter, Wm. Hewitt, esq. of the Island of Jamaica to Miss Mary Cornish, dau. of Ph. Cornish esq. of Barnfield buildings, in Exeter. ("Dorchester Journal.")
On the north wall above the gallery, next to the Estwick tablet:-
IN THE VAULT Nº 3,
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
WIFE OF ADAM SMITH, ESQ,
OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA ;
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE,
AFTER HAVING GIVEN BIRTH TO A SON,
ON THE XXX DAY OF NOV. MDCCC (1800)
AGED XXIX YEARS.
(Erected by husband. Seven lines follow.)
On the south wall under the gallery to the right of the first window. (Copied 8 Aug. 1910. See also "Misc. Gen. et Her.," 3 S. i., 131, and Lysons' "Environs of London," iii., 250.) Above are these arms: Gules, a lion rampant Argent within a bordure engrailed of the second; impaling, Gules, a chevron between three horseshoes Or [FEARON] :-
Near this place lies interred the body of
DANIEL MACGILCHRIST Esqre: late of the Island of JAMAICA
who departed this life
at his House in PORTLAND PLACE, on the 16th: of March 1783,
Aged 64 Years.
On the 24th: of July 1772, He was married to ANN,
fourth Daughter of the Honourable THOMAS FEARON Esqre.
of CLARENDON in the said Island;
who erected this Monument in grateful remembrance of him.
On the floor in the south passage, near west door, a stone inscribed as follows:-
of this Parish
Died March the 16, 1783
("Misc. Gen. et Her.," 3 S., i., 240.)
See his will, proved in 1783 (189, Cornwallis).
1782, March 2. Thomas Peters Fearon, esq; of Jamaica to Miss Anna Maria Boyfield, of Lee in Kent. ("G.M.," 149.)
On a large altar-tomb, on the top slab of which is a long inscription of eighteen lines, now only partly legible:-
In this Vault.........
FLORENTIUS VASSALL Esq
for himself and family
are deposited the Remains of ELIZABETH his Wife
Who died the 21 day of November
177 (? 5)
In the.... .... Year of her Age
(The next five lines I Could not read.)
Also the Body of his Son
RICHARD VASSALL Esq.
who departed this Life
In the .... Year of his Age.
On the south side :-
ALSO THE BODY OF
RELICT OF RICHABD VASSALL ESQRE
BORN 20TH JUNE 1748
DIED 16TH FEBRUARY 1835.
On the west end:-
The opening into
the family Vault of
FLORENTIUS VASSALL Esq.
The north side and east end are blank.
Florentius Vassall,* late of Jamaica, now of Wimpole Street, St. Marylebone, co. Middlesex, Esq. Will dated 20 Sept. 1776. To be buried in the vault I have lately caused to be made in the churchyard wherein my late wife lies. Plantations in the parish of Westmorland, Jamaica, known as Friendship, Greenwich, and Sweet River, and lands in New England in trust for my son Richd. Annuities to dau. Elizabeth, widow of the Hon. Major-Gen1 John Barrington, Hester Deere, wife of ..... Deere of Cardiff, sister of my late wife Eliz., my dau. Anna Maria Russell and her husband William Henry Russell. Lands in St Elizabeth to brother-in-law John Foster Barham and sons of late brothers-in-law William and Sam. Foster. Nephew Rose Herring May. Will proved 10 Sept. 1778 (379, Hay). Testator formerly of Marylebone, but late of Jamaica, deceased.
Florentius was born 1709 in Jamaica, the son of Florentius Vassall of St. Elizabeth, probably by Ann, sister of Peter Beckford. She remarried the Hon. Richard Mill, who in his will, proved 1738 (264, Henchman), named his dau.-in-law Bathshua May, wife of William May, clerk, his brother Peter Beckford, his son-in-law Florentius Vassal, and F. V.'s children Richard and Eliz. Vassall, his son-in-law Dr Rose Fuller and his late wife, dau. of testator. Henry Barham, Esq., in his will of 1746 (253, Edmunds) also names Florentius Vassall and Richard and Eliz. V., his children.
Florentius the second is stated to have married, 16 Sept. 1729, Mary, b. 1713, dau. of Col. John Foster. If so the Eliz. on the stone must have been the second wife.
1795, Feb. In Golden-square, aged 63, Richard Vassall, esq. of Jamaica. ("G.M.," 349.)
1796, July 18. At St. George's Hanover-square, Sir Gilbert Affleck, baronet of Dulham-hall, Suffolk, to Mrs. Vassall. ("G.M.," 614.)
1835, April. Lately. In South-st. aged 86, Dame Mary Affleck. She was first married to Richard Vassall, esq. of Jamaica, by whom she had an only dau. Elizabeth, the present Lady Holland; and secondly to Sir Gilbert Affleck, Baronet, who died without issue in 1808. ("G.M.," 443.) She was a dau. of Thomas Clark of Virginia.
Richard Vassall, late of Jamaica, now of Golden Sq., Esq. Will dated 8 June 1793. The will of my late Father Florentius Vassall, dated 20 Sept. 1777. My wife Mary. My dau. Dame Elizabeth Webster. Proved 19 March 1795 (218, Newcastle). The dau., b. 25 March 1771, inherited the plantations of her father and grandfather, producing about £7000 a year.
* The Editor has an ancient copy of the probate of his will. See " The Vassalls of New England," by E. D. Harris, 1862," The Diary of Lady Holland," and a pedigree privately printed by the late Rev. William Vassall, Rector of Wear Giffard, co. Devon.
(Copied 14 Nov. 1911)
On a tablet on the north wall under gallery:-
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM RODON RENNALS, ESQRE
AND A BENCHER OF THE HONBLE SOCIETY
OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE;
FORMERLY JUDGE OF THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT
IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA,
DIED 14TH FEBRUARY 1863, AGED 73
(Three lines omitted.)
ALSO OF MARY ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED 3RD JANUARY 1870, AGED 70.
Henry Richard Rennalls was M. for St. Thomas in the Vale 1784, 1787,1790, and died 1797 (Feurtado). See Roby's "St. Catherine's," p. 42.
Died at Kingston, Jamaica,
March 9th, 1816,
(Six lines follow.)
Lysons, in his "Environs of London," iii., 356-9, noticed the ten following tombs to West Indians in St. Pancras churchyard in the year 1795, viz.:-
Robert Allen, Esq., of Barbadoes, 1759.
Robert Skerret, Esq., 1771.
Stephen Lynch, Esq., 1771.
Mrs. Mary Tyte, sister of William Dover, Esq., of Kingston in Jamaica, 1772.
Mrs. Anne Tyte ; Mr. Henry Sidgier (on the same tomb), 1786.
Nicholas Tuite, Esq., 1772.
Mary, daughter of John Kirwan, 1788.
Thomas Bodkin, merchant, 1792.
Christopher MacEvoy, Esq., of St Croix, 1792.
Elizabeth Everett, relict of the Hon. William Barnett, of Arcadia in Jamaica, 1793.
Of these the tombs to Lynch,.Tuite, Kirwan and McEvoy were noted by Cansick in 1869, and the latter three are still preserved. The others have presumably been destroyed. The churchyard is now under the control of the London C.C., is well cared for, and tastefully planted with trees and shrubs.
" Elizabeth Everett, relict of the Hon. William Barnett, of Arcadia in Jamaica, 1793."
1793, June 26. At the White Hart inn Bagshot, Surrey, Mrs. Barnet, of Holles-street, Cavendish-square, lately arrived from the West Indies, where she had large property. She was travelling, with her family of seven children, to Southampton, on her way to the Isle of Wight, where she intended to pass the summer. Her eldest daughter and the gentleman to whom she was on the point of being married, attended her most affectionately during her short illness of three days. ("G.M.," 862.)
A carved marble tablet of the period, with these arms :-(Gules), an inescut-cheon vaire within an orle of cross crosslets (or) [MOLESWORTH] ; impaling, ..... a chevron vaire and in chief two mullets .... pierced .... This coat is not given by Papworth.
Here lyeth the body
of Mrs GRACE MOULDSWORTH
HENDER MOULDSWORTH, Sqr
late Governor of
who dyed the 31st of August 1687."
Hender Molesworth of Egleshayle married at St. Andrew's Plymouth, 25 Aug.
1630, Mary, eldest dau. of John Sparke of that town [Vivian's "Visit. of Devon," ii., 856], and their 2nd son Hender settled in Jamaica, where in 1670, styled "Captain," he owned 2480 acres in St. Catherine parish. He became later a Member of C. and as President acted as Governor after the death of Sir Thomas Lynch. In a will of 1688 he was styled "Lieut. Gov." He marr. firstly Grace, dau. of Capt. George Mangye of Jamaica and widow of Thomas Totthill the Receiver Gen. (T.T. d. 1673), and secondly, on 12 Feb. 1688-9 at St. Martin in the Fields, Mary, dau. of Thomas Temple of Frankton, Warwickshire, the relict of Governor Sir Thomas Lynch, Knight. He was created a Baronet on 19 July 1689 and died s. p. (without issue) and was buried at St. Anne's, Soho, 12 Aug. 1689, the title passing to his elder bro. John.
Sir Hans Sloan described "Sir H. M.," evidently the above, as a man aged 45, of drinking habits, who died soon after. Buried at St. Andrew's, Jamaica, "1673 April 17 Thomas Totthill."
See a very good pedigree of Molesworth in Crisp's "Visitation of England," Notes, vol. v., 113.
* From an article by Mr. A. J. Jewers in " Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica," 4th S., vol. i., p. 134, in which is given a woodcut of the arms. I have substituted my own notes for those of Mr. Jewers.
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