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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Copeland
Town
Gosforth
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
China (19th and 20th Centuries)
Maker
W BROWN (Makers)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67440
Current location

On wall at the west end of the north aisle
above the Keene Memorial
St Mary's Church
Netherwasdale Road
Gosforth
Copeland
Cumbria
CA20 1AZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 07215 03582
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
White Marble Plaque, set on grey marble.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/SIR HUMPHREY LE FLEMING SENHOUSE/OF SEASCALE, KT, C.B., K.C.H./AND A CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY/WHO HAVING FAITHFULLY SERVED HIS COUNTRY FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS/LOST HIS LIFE IN CONSEQUENCE OF GREAT MENTAL AND BODILY EXERTIONS,/AFTER THE TAKING OF THE HEIGHTS OF CANTON, WHERE HE WAS/SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER IN COMMAND OF HER MAJESTY’S SQUADRON./HE DIED ON BOARD H.M.S. BLENHEIM/JUNE 13TH 1841;IN HIS 60TH YEAR./IN GOODNESS, UPRIGHTNESS, AND INTEGRITY OF HEART, NONE SURPASSED HIM/HIS SORROWING WIDOW AND CHILDREN MOST DEEPLY DEPLORE THEIR IRREPARABLE LOSS;/HEREAFTER THEY HUMBLY HOPE TO BE UNITED TO HIS SPIRIT/IN THE BOSOM OF THEIR REDEEMING GOD/HIS MORTAL REMAINS WERE BURIED AT MACAO/WHERE A MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY OFFICERS OF THE/ARMY AND NAVY, BELONGING TO THE CHINESE EXPEDITION/TO MARK THEIR GREAT ESTEEM AND RESPECT FOR HIS CHARACTER.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Senhouse, Humphrey Le Fleming
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Commemorations
  • China (19th and 20th Centuries)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname and full forenames, rank, date, place and manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • "The Gosforth District-its antiquities and places of interest", by Dr CA Parker (1904, reprinted 2009)-pages 74 too 77 for details about the bell and cannonshot.

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