Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Gatcombe : St Olave's Church -
- Memorial to James Worsley and family -

Location

In St Olave's Church, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight, PO30 3EJ.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40769
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Olave's Church is Grade I Listed. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed that it is covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A memorial plaque to the Rector of Gatcombe, and his family, many of whom were in the Army and Royal Navy in the 18th C
Memorial

Gatcombe St Olave's Church : Worsley
 
Inscription


TO THE MEMORY
OF
The Revd JAMES WORSLEY M.A.
Rector of Gatcombe
who died Octr 3rd 1798, Aged 49
OF
ANNE, his wife
who died Octr 27th 1824, Aged 75
AND OF
Seven of their Children
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MARY, died Augt 31st 1790
HARRIET, died Augt 8th 1797
ANNE, Wife of Capt Henry Hill, R.N.
died Sepr 23rd 1805
JAMES, Capt : Royal Artillery, died of Fever
at Jamaica, May 5th 1806
FREDERICK, Lieut, R.N. of H.M. Ship
Undaunted, died of wounds received
in a gallant attack on the Enemy,
in the bay of Marseilles, March 24th 1813
WILLIAM, Lieut, R.N. died of Fever
off the Malabar Coast, April 6th 1813
HENRY, Brevet Lieut-Col, C.B. H.M. 34th Regt.
after a course of arduous service
particularly at Walcheren & in the Peninsular War
for his gallant conduct in which he was
rewarded by his Sovereign with many medals
died of Consumption, May 13th 1820.

The Revd James Worsley M.A. was the second son of
Sir Edward Worsley of Gatcombe House by Dame Elizabeth
daughter of Sir John Miller, Bart, and Grand-daughter of
Sir William Meux of Kingston, Bart, and Great Grand-daughter
of Sir John Meux, Bart, by Dame Elizabeth, daughter of
Sir Richard Worsley, Bart.
Sir Edward Worsley was descended from John Worsley, a
younger Branch of the Appuldurcombe family, and Brother
of Sir Richard Worsley, created a Baronet, June 11th 1511

Erected by
Their affectionate Daughter, and Sister,
ELIZABETH DIXON
1836


 

 


 
 

 
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