Isle of Wight Monumental Inscriptions Record
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Surname:RICHARDSAge:Date of Burial:21 Feb 1804
Forename(s):JohnDate of Death:18 Feb 1804
  
Description:Seaman - HMS Leviathan
Address:
Church Register:St Helens : St Helen's Church
Register Entry:
Burial Location:Section CY Row 04 Grave AC
Where available, burial plans may be found on the Monumental Inscription Index Coverage page
Monument Inscription:
(The inscription is unreadable 2016, this is a copy of the 1980's transcription)

This stone was erected by the Ship's company of
His Majestys Ship Leviathan to the memory of
Ivon Monactrine, Midshipman, Peter Stevenson,
Surgeons Mate, Thomas Deadworth, James White,
John Atkinson, John Quince, John Richards, John
Davis, William Snow Smith and Robert Bowen,
Seamen who were unfortunately drowned
near this shore Feb 18th 1804.

Hark to a solemn voice from Ocean waves,
Ye mortals who in forced safety sleep.
They who in ships o'erpafs the stormy waves,
See and declare Gods wonders in the deep.
Warned by our fate learn heavenly things to prize,
For earths vain pleasures like a shadow flee.
Death in an hour unlooked for closed our eyes,
Be watchful then he may next summon three.
Link to RO Burials Card record (requires password): RO Burials Card entry
Other Information:Transcription and picture by Antony Barton
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