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CARIBBEANA VOLUME III Extracts
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN ENGLAND RELATING TO JAMAICANS
In the churchyard.east of the church, on a marble tomb surmounted by an urn. At the south side :-
TO THE MEMORY OF
SOPHIA, DAUGHTER OF JOHN BRISTOW, ESQre.
OF QUIDENHAM, NORFOLK, OBIT 17th JULY 1778, AETAT 29
CONSECRATED BY HER SORROWING SISTERS
CAROLINE BARONESS WESTCOTE & MARY BRISTOW.
NEAR THIS SPOT ARE ALSO INTERRED THE REMAINS OF
REBECCA, SISTER OF THE AFORSAID
JOHN BRISTOW ESQre DIED 5TH JANry 1775, AGED 70 YEARS.
See a pedigree of the above in Burke's "Landed Gentry." Sophia was the youngest child. Her father died at Lisbon in 1768.
At the east end:-
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MONTAGU MONTAGU ESQre
OF LITTLE BOOKHAM,
& DAUGHTER OF THE
HONble HENRY & ANN
DECEASED 10TH MARCH 1800 AETAT 37.
Anne Margaret Bristow (sister of Sophia) mar. 1761 her cousin the Hon. H. Hobart, M.P.
1800, March 25. In Saville-row, Mrs. Montague, eldest dau. of the late Hon. Henry Hobart, M.P. for Norwich. ("G.M.," 393.)
At the north side:-
WITHIN THIS VAULT
ARE DEPOSITED THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
MARIA, THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY SEYMOUR MONTAGU, ESQre
OF THURLOW HOUSE, CLAPHAM & DAUGHTER OF
BEESTON LONG E8Qre OF COOMBE HOUSE, SURREY,
(Two lines omitted.)
DIED 23RD OCTOBER 1832
also of HENRY SEYMOUR MONTAGU Esqre.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 23RD MARCH 1859, AGED 73.
At the west end:-
THE REMAINS OF
DECEASED 29th SEPber 1824.
and of AMELIA ANNE,
DECEASED 15TH NOVber 1833,
BEESTON LONG, ESQRE
OF COOMBE HOUSE, SURREY.
1820, Aug. 7. At Coombe House, Surrey, in his 64th year, Beeston Long, esq. one of the Directors of the Bank of England. His remains were interred in the family vault at Saxmundham, in Suffolk. ("G.M.," 281.)
1823, Sep. 9. At St. Marylebone, H. Seymour Montagu, esq. to Maria, dau. of late Beeston Long, esq. of Coombe House, and niece to Sir C. Long, G.C.B. (Ibid., 272.)
1824, Sep. 29. In Weymouth-street, Caroline Jane, eldest dau. of the 1ate Beeston Long, esq. (Ibid.; 381.)
This family had extensive estates in Jamaica.
Coombe House is .in the parish of Kingston, adjoining Petersham, and was later the residence of the Earl of Liverpool.
Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, wife of John Gray, Esq., of Jamaica, was buried in the churchyard in 1700, as stated in her husband's will.
In the north aisle:-
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES NICHOLAS PALLMER ESQUIRE,
LATE OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA,
AND FOR MANY YEARS RESIDENT AT NORBITON PLACE,
IN THIS PARISH.
HE DIED AT BOULOGNE SUR MER
ON THE 30TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1848,
IN THE 77th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
Lysons gives the following, but I did not find the stones. (Environs of London, i., 460.)
WILLIAM RISBY WHITHORN, Esq. of Jamaica, 1773.
There are several entries in Foster's "Alumni Oxonienses " to this family. 1714 (203, Aston). William Whitehorne of Jamaica, gent.
The Hon. James Risby W. Chief Judge of the Common Pleas d. in 1789. ("G.M.," 573.)
The Hon. Samuel W. died Dec. 1796. (Ibid for 1797, 350.) Sir John Lade, Baronet, formerly W. died 1747 s.p. [childless] (Foster.)
Close to the preceding, but on the south wall:-
In memory of
SIR CHARLES HENRY KNOWLES, BART., G.C.B.
ADMIRAL OF THE RED OF HIS MAJESTYS FLEET.
BORN AT KINGSTON IN JAMAICA ON THE 24TH OF AUGUST 1754,
AT WHICH TIME HIS FATHER ADMIRAL SIR CHARLES KNOWLES BART.
WAS GOVERNOR OF THAT ISLAND.
DIED IN LONDON, ON THE 28TH OF NOVEMBER 1831.
THIS BRAVE OFFICER FOUGHT AND BLED IN DEFENCE OF HIS COUNTRY
IN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE GLOBE,
RECEIVED THE THANKS OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR HIS SERVICES,
AND FROM HIS SOVEREIGN, HONORARY DISTINCTIONS.
Below is a Crest: An elephant over a knight's helmet. On the dexter shield is a single coat: Azure, a cross-moline roided Or [KNOWLES], with the motto Tria juncta in Uno around the shield. On the sinister shield, KNOWLES, impaling: Argent, a saltire Sable, on a chief Gules three cushions Or [JOHNSTONE]. Supporters: On each side a sailor holding a flag. Motto.-SEMPER PARATUS.
1831, Nov. 28. Aged 77, Sir Charles Henry Knowles, the second Baronet, of Lovel-Hill, Berks (1765), Admiral of the Red, and G.C.B.
Sir Charles Henry was b. in Jamaica, Aug. 24, 1754, the only son of Admiral Sir Charles Knowles, then Governor of that colony, and afterwards successively President of the Admiralty to Catherine Empress of Russia, and Rear-Admiral of Great Britain. He matriculated at Glasgow in 1768.
His mother was Maria-Magdalena Theresa Bouquet; a lady of an old Lorraine family, who was his father's second wife. By his first wife Mary, dau.* of Sir John Gay Alleyne, Bart. Sir Charles Knowles had one son, who was a Captain R.N., and perished in a storm at sea, etc. Long notice follows. ("G.M." for 1831, part ii., 564.)
*Sister, not dau. Mary, dau. of William Terril of Cabbage Tree Hall, mar. John Alleyne of Four Hills, Barbadoes, who died at Bath in 1730. She died in 1742, and was buried in the above church. (Betkam's "Baronetage," iii., 367.)
The remains of Adm. Sir C. H. Knowles were interred, in pursuance of his will, in the church of St. Nicolas, Guildford; in which church is a monument to his father's first wife, which was accidentally overlooked by the authors of the " History of Surrey" [here follows the M.I.] A monument is to be erected for Sir Charles. He resided latterly near Windsor, but died in London. ("G.M.," 1832, 190.)
In the floor of the south aisle is a small brass plate inscribed with the arms as above and this inscription:-
THE FAMILY VAULT OF
CHARLES HENRY KNOWLES
Built the 9th of December 1777
for the first ADMIRAL
SIR CHARLES KNOWLES BARt.
& Repaired the 1 of Decm. 1831.
(Two lines omitted.)
Beneath this stone* is placed the remains of SOPHIA MAGDALENA BAYLY wife of NATHANIEL BAYLY Esq. of the Island of Jamaica, who departed this life Thursday the 17th January 1788, in the 36lh year of her age. (Manning and Bray, ii.)
*On 11 Aug. 1910 I searched the church and churchyard for this stone but could not find it. The church has been twice rebuilt, and the inscriptions on the numerous tombs in the churchyard are difficult to decipher without scrubbing and cleaning the slabs.
1777, Ap. 9. The lady of Nathaniel Bayly, Bsq; M.P. for Westbury, of a son, at their house at Whitehall. ("Town and Country Mag.," 222.)
1778, March 13. The lady of Nathaniel Bayley, Esq. member for Westbury, of a dau. at their house at Whitehall. (Ibid., 166.)
1788, Jan. 17. At her lodgings in Norfolk Street, Strand, Mrs. Baily, wife of Nathaniel B. Esq. of Jamaica. ("G.M.," 85.) She must have been his second wife, as Eliz. was the first one.
1798, June 30. - At Woodford, Essex, Job Mathew Raikes, Esq. of Alderman's-walk, Bishopsgate, to Miss Bayley, dau. of Nathanael B. Esq. of Bayley's-vale, Jamaica. (Ibid., 625.)
M.I. to Nathaniel H. Bayly in "Genealogical Notes and Queries" and "D.N.B."
Zachary Bayly of Jamaica, Esq. Will dated 22 Sep. 1769. I did settle on the Hon. Mrs. Eliz. Bayly, wife of my brother Nathaniel Bayly, Esq., £600 a year dower. My 4 plantations in the parish of St. Mary called Trinity Tryal, Bayly's Vale, Brimmer Hall, and Sundry Penns of 3000 acres to my said brother. My 2 other plantations called Nonsuch and Trinity of 2000 acres in said parish to my nephew Bryan Edwards. Proved 4 June 1771 (241, Trevor). (See "Antigua," i., 235.)
There is a monument to him in St. Andrew's Church. He died 18 Dec. 1769, aet. 47. (M.I. in "G.M." for 1784, 733.)
Nathaniel Bayley was in 1759 M.P. for Abingdon, in 1766 of Lincoln's Inn Fields. His will was dated 17 Oct. 1798.
Zacchary Bayley of Westbury, co. Wilts, clothier. Will dated 11 Aug. 1702. My grandson Zacchary, son of my son Edmond Bayley. My brother Edmond Bayley, etc. Proved 2 Oct. 1704 (195, Ash).
John Bayly of Westbury, clothier. Will proved 1727 (180, Farrant).
Edmond Bayly of Westbury, gent. Will proved 1729 (30, Abbott).
Sacred to the memory of JOHN PARKER Esq. late of the City of London, merchant, and one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Town of Port Royal in the Island of Jamaica. He departed this transitory life on the 14th of January 1798, in his 63d year.
Also of JOHN PARKER, son of the above, who died 30 of May 1776, aged 2 years.
Also of GEORGE PARKER, son of the above, who died 1st of October 1788, aged 18 years. (Manning and Bray, ii.)
Archer (p. 120) gives the following M.I. in Kingston Churchyard to:-
Mr. Michael Parker, d. 9 Nov. 1779, aged 24.
Joseph Parker, Esq., d. 14 June 1783, aged 41.
James Worsfold, Esq., died 3 Feb. 1787, aged 42.
George Parker, Esq., d. 17 Oct. 1787, aged 48.
And (p. 183) at Port Royal to:-
George Parker, Esq., d. 23 Nov. 1850, aged 66.
On the north side of the churchyard, on a stone tomb with marble slab and ends and brick sides. On the top slab (Gothic letters fixed in the stone):-
David Henry Walsh
Died 5th June 1829.
Aged 13 Years.
Louisa Caroline Wigney,
youngest daughter of the late
Died at Bear Hill Twiford Berks
18th April 1891
Aged 69 Years.
At the west end :-
TO THE MEMORY OF
SECOND DAUGHTER OF PEEKE FULLER, ESQre
OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA.
AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF
THE HONble FELTON HERVEY
WHO DIED OCTr 27th 1854,
AGED 70 YEARS.
(Three lines omitted.)
At the east end:-
TO THE MEMORY OF
AMELIA ISABELLA WALSH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTr 2nd 1857.
On the east wall of the north chancel aisle or chapel, behind the organ (copied 19 Sept. 1910):-
Near this place lies interred
NATHANIEL BUTLER Esqr
late of the Island of Jamaica,
where he supported
an unblemished Reputation,
as a Merchant, and a Magistrate.
This Mark of Gratitude to him,
was ordered by
His affectionate and much obliged Brother.
His will was proved in 1766. (257, Tyndall.)
1765, Oct. 8. Capt. M. [sic] Butler, lately arrived from the West Indies.
In the north aisle:-
Sacred to the Memory of
Ensign EDWARD THOMAS MORANT
of the first Regiment of Foot Guards,
(Second Son of the late JOHN MORANT Esq
and ELIZABETH MARY his Wife,
of Brockenhurst House in this Parish)
who died on the 2nd of September 1809,
in the Service of his Country
most truly esteemed and lamented,
and was buried at Waarden
in the Island of South Beveland,
Aged 19 Years.
In the north aisle, below the preceding:-
IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD JOHN HARRY EDEN MORANT,
son of JOHN MORANT, and of FLORA JANE, his wife,
LORD OF THE MANORS OF
BROKENHURST AND RINGWOOD.
WHO MARRIED JANUARY 15th 1907,
KATHLEEN FLORENCE MARY,
daughter of the HON. DUDLEY STANHOPE.
DIED JAN. 20TH 1910, AGED 41.
On the north wall of chancel in Gothic characters:-
IN PIAM MEMORIAM
FILII ET HAEREDIS JOHANNIS MORANT
DOM. MAN. DE BROKENHURST ET DE RINGWOOD
CAROLINAM AUGUSTAM HAY FILIAM
GULIELMI HENRICI XVI COM. DE ERROLL DIE XVIII SEP. MDCCCXXIII
DUXIT: HABUERUNT INTER SE EXITUM
JOHANNEM NAT. DIE XI FEB. MDCCCXXV
HAY NAT. DIE IX FEB. MDCCCXXVI
AUGUSTAM MARGARETAM NAT. DIE XI FEB. MDCCCXXVII
GULIELMUM NAT. DIE XXX APRIL MDCCCXXVIII
DIE XXVII JAN. A.D. MDCCLXXXVII NATUS EST
DIE V MAIAE ;A.D. MDCCCLVII SANCTAE ECCLESIAE
RITIBUS MUNITUS OBIIT
Below is a shield with:-
Crest of Morant. Arms of Morant, impaling: Argent, three escutcheons [HAY].
Above the south door in Gothic lettering:-
IN MEMORY OF
SON OF JOHN MORANT
LORD OF THE MANORS OF
BROKENHURST AND RINGWOOD
WHO MARRIED FIRSTLY,
LADY HENRIETTA LOUISA PRISCILLA SOMERSET
DAUGHTER OF THE 7TH DUKE OF BEAUFORT
AND SECONDLY FLORA JANE
DAUGHTER OF THE HON. AND REV. WM. EDEN
AND LADY GREY DE RUTHYIN
BORN FEB. 11TH 1825
DIED MAY 30TH 1899.
On the south wall of chancel in Gothic lettering:-
IN THE FAMILY VAULT
IN THIS CHURCH
LYETH THE BODY OF
LADY HENRIETTA LOUISA PRISCILLA
WIFE OF JOHN MORANT
LORD OF THE MANOR
3RD DAUGHTER OF HENRY
THE 7TH DUKE OF BEAUFORT
BY EMILY HIS WIFE.
SHE WAS BORN
THE 21ST DAY OF MAY 1831
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17TH DAY OF JUNE
In Gothic lettering:-
to the memory of
Lady Caroline Augusta, wife of John Morant
of Brokenhurst Park,
3rd daughter of William,
16th Earl of Errol
and Alicia, his wife.
Born May 11th 1805,
Died Aug. 19th 1877,
Buried in the Family Vault of this Church
On a brass below the preceding:-
IN MEMORY OF AUGUSTA MARGARET ONLY
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND LADY CAROLINE MORANT.
BORN FEBRUARY 11, 1827 DIED APRIL 10, 1828.
In the family pew is a book-rest, and thereon a shield with these arms painted: Gules, a fess Argent, frelly Azure, between three talbots sejant of the second [MORANT], impaling, his first wife in chief: Quarterly: France and England, within a bordure componee Argent and Azure [SOMERSET], and impaling his second wife in base: Quarterly: 1 and 4, Gules, on a chevron Argent between three garbs Or, as many escallops Sable [EDEN] ; 2, Azure, a lion rampant Argent, within a bordure of the second, charged with eight torteaux [HENLEY] ; 3, Argent, three battering rams barways in pale [BERTIE]. CREST.-A dove, in the beak an olive branch. MOTTO.-en mourant j'espere.
1838, Feb. 17. At Farnborough-park, near Bagshot, Mary, wife of George Morant, esq. sister to Evelyn John Shirley, esq. of Eatington-park, M.P. and to the dowager Lady Suffield. ("G.M.," 445.)
1846, Nov. 11. In Wimpole-st. aged 70, George M. of Farnborough Place, Hants. He m. in 1813 Mary, sister of Evelyn John Shirley, M.P. for Warwickshire. (Ibid., 1847, 102.)
She was dau. of Evelyn S. of Eatington by Phillis Byam, only dau. of Charlton Wollaston (See pedigree of Morant and Shirley in Burke's "L.G.")
John Morant settled in Jamaica soon after the occupation of the Island in 1655, and died 1683. His great-grandson Edward quitted the Island in 1760, and purchased Brockenhurst Manor, was M.P, many years, and died in 1791, aged 64. His descendants still own that estate.
[Included here as a matter of interest. JFS]
On the south wall of the chancel, on a monument consisting of a column surmounted by an urn with a woman on the dexter side, and a battleship on the sinister:-
A tribute of
To the Memory of
Of his majesty's Ship
Who during the American War, braved every Danger,
And suffered all the Severities of Wounds and Imprisonment.
In the Campaign of 1794, he commanded the Naval Battalions
At the Reduction of all the French Islands in the West Indies,
Where his Services were great to his Country, and honourable to his own Character.
In his Exertions to save Grenada, he died of the Yellow Fever, on the 24th of
[April, 1795, aged 40.
In the south aisle:-
ARMS.- Or, a lion rampant between three annulets Gules, impaling: Or, a chevron -between three leopards' faces cabossed Azure.
JEREMIAH MEYLER, esq.
THE 24th DAY OF OCTOBER,
AGED 65 YEARS.
A TESTIMONY OF AFFECTION,
BY HIS ONLY SON
RICHARD MEYLER, ESQ
IN THIS COUNTY.
He was of Jamaica, where he acquired a great fortune. His wife died at Bath 1788. Their only son Richard, born in Jamaica 1766, was High Sheriff of Hants in 1798, and died 1805 on his passage from Jamaica, leaving a son Richard, born at Milbrooke 1702, M.P. for Winchester, who inherited a fortune of £35,000 a year, and died 1818.
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