Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Bembridge (Culver Down) : Yarborough Monument -

Location

At Culver Down, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35

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Description

An obelisk in memory of Charles Anderson Pelham, Earl Yarborough, 1780 - 1846.
Constructed in 1848/9

When Bembridge Fort was built (1862-67), the Monument was moved to its present location.
Yarborough Monument

Yarborough monument

Monument in the 1930's

Yarborough monument inscription

Monument in December 2003

Yarborough monument inscription

Inscription (east side)

Yarborough monument inscription

Inscription (west side)

Yarborough monument inscription

Coat of Arms
Inscriptions


(Inscription on West side)

TO THE MEMORY
OF
CHARLES ANDERSON PELHAM
EARL OF YARBOROUGH
BARON YARBOROUGH
OF YARBOROUGH IN THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN
BARON WORSLEY
OF APPULDURCOMBE IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT
D.C.L. F.R.S. F.S.A.
WHOSE BENEVOLENCE KINDNESS, HEART
AND
MANY VIRTUES
ENDEARED HIM TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM
THIS MONUMENT
WAS ERECTED
AS TESTIMONY AFFECTION AND RESPECT
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION



 

(Inscription on East side)

AS THE OWNER OF LARGE ESTATES
HE WAS ONE OF THOSE MOST CONSPICUOUS
FOR THE QUALITIES
WHICH PECULIARLY ADORN THAT STATION
AND
AS THE FIRST COMMODORE
OF THE ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON
HE WAS EMINENT
IN FOSTERING AND ENCOURAGING
BY HIS EXAMPLE AND LIBERALITY
ALL THAT WAS CALCULATED
TO IMPROVE
THE SCIENCE OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
AND TO ADVANCE
THE MARITIME INTRESTS [sic] OF HIS COUNTRY
HE DIED ON BOARD HIS YACHT
THE KESTREL
IN THE PORT OF VIGO IN SPAIN
SEPTEMBER 5TH 1846
AGED 65


 
Further Information

Sir William PELHAM married Eleanor, daughter of Henry Neville, Earl of Westmorland, and was the ancestor of the Pelhams of Brocklesby, Lincolnshire. In the fourth generation Charles Pelham died in 1763 without heirs, leaving his estates to his great-nephew Charles Anderson (1749-1823), who thereupon assumed the additional name of Pelham, and was created Baron Yarborough in 1794. His son Charles (1781-1846), who was for many years commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron, was created Earl of Yarborough and Baron Worsley in 1837. Charles Alfred Worsley, the 4th earl (b. 1859), exchanged the name of Anderson-Pelham for that of Pelham in 1905. He married in 1886 Marcia Lane-Fox, eldest daughter of the 12th Baron Conyers, who became in 1892 Baroness Conyers in her own right.

from The 1911 Encyclopedia


 


 
 

 
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