Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Sir John Simeon, Bart. memorial -

Location

At junction of Carisbrooke Road and Castle Road, Newport, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

A memorial cross bearing a stone tablet.

Memorial

Newport : Simeon memorial
 
Newport : Simeon memorial
contemporary postcard of the memorial
Image courtesy of Ray Harrington-Vail

Inscription

the inscription is very worn, and the last lines have been almost buried by the modern paving


SIR JOHN SIMEON, BART., M.P.
OF SWAINSTON AND ST JOHN'S
IN THIS ISLAND
BORN FEB[....] 1815, DIED MAY 21 1870
A MAN GREATLY BELOVED
TO WHOSE MEMORY
EVER HONOURED AND CHERISHED
[....] ERECTED BY MANY FRIENDS
[....]


Further information

Landowner Ė owned the St Johnís Estate in Ryde, and Swainston Manor
St Johnís Church was built in 1842-3 on land given by Sir John Simeon
Ryde Cemetery was built in 1858 on land leased from Sir John Simeon
In 1870 he was the subject of a photographic portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron
Held various positions :
1838 Swore Oath as a Justice of the Peace (and presumably renewed thereafter)
1847 Provincial Grand Master of the Isle of Wight [Freemasons]
1854 - 6 Master of the Isle of Wight Hunt

A Memorial drinking fountain in memory of his son Sir Barrington Simeon is situated on the quayside in Newport.
Newport : Simeon memorial
 


 
 

 
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