Carisbrooke : St Mary's Church


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Dennie, William Henry

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
COLONEL WILLIAM HENRY DENNIE
OF CLATTERFORD, IN THIS PARISH,
AIDE-DE-CAMP TO THE QUEEN, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL
OF THE 13TH OR PRINCE ALBERT'S REGIMENT OF LIGHT
INFANTRY, AND COMPANION OF THE BATH.

THE SAME PAGE OF HISTORY WHICH RECORDS
SUCCESSES OF THE BRITISH ARMS AT GHUZNEE, BAMEEAN,
AND JELLALABAD, WILL PROCLAIM THE HISTORIC ZEAL
WITH WHICH HE SERVED HIS QUEEN AND COUNTRY.
HE FELL ON THE FIELD OF VICTORY APRIL 7TH 1842,
AGED 52 YEARS.

AFAR FROM CHRISTIAN LANDS,
HIS MORTAL REMAINS SLEEP WITHIN THE LINES
OF THE NOW DISMANTLED FORTRESS OF JELLALABAD,
AWAITING THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST.

"AND HE SHALL SEND HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT
SOUND OF A TRUMPET, AND THEY SHALL GATHER
TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS,
FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER."




Fisk, Stanford James

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
STANFORD JAMES FISK
RIFLEMAN AND LEWIS GUNNER
1/8TH BN HAMPSHIRE REGT.
(I.W. RIFLES, PRINCESS BEATRICE'S)
ONLY SON OF
ROBERT AND JESSIE FISK
OF THIS PARISH
HE SERVED IN GALLIPOLI, EGYPT, AND
PALESTINE, AND FELL BEFORE GAZA
NOVR. 2ND 1917 AGED 24 YEARS

"BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, AND I
WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE"


CWGC record

Son of Robert and Jessie Fisk, of "Loretto," Chillerton Rd., Newport, Isle of Wight. Native of Carisbrooke. Also served at Gallipoli.





Fortescue, Colonel Sir Faithful

IN MEMORY OF COLONEL SIR FAITHFUL FORTESCUE, KNIGHT, SON OF
JOHN FORTESCUE, ESQRE, OF BUCKLAND FILLEIGH IN DEVON BY
SUSANNAH DAUGHTER OF SIR JOHN CHICHESTER OF RALEIGH - HE WAS
A DISTINGUISHED ROYALIST OFFICER AND FOUGHT IN SEVERAL
BATTLES OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR. AT THE RESTORATION HE BECAME
A GENTLEMAN OF THE PRIVY CHAMBER TO KING CHARLES THE SECOND.
HAVING LEFT LONDON TO AVOID THE CONTAGION OF THE PLAGUE HE
RETIRED SOON AFTERWARDS BEING THEN OF A GREAT AGE. DIED AT THE
MANOR OF BOWCOMBE IN THIS PARISH AND WAS BURIED WITHIN THESE
PRECINCTS ON THE XXIX DAY OF MAY A.D. MDCLXVI.

THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY HIS ELDEST MALE REPRESENTATIVE
THOMAS (FORTESCUE) LORD CLERMONT A.D. 1866

HART & SON LONDON




Keeling, William

HEERE LYETH THE BODDY OF THE RIGHT WORTHY
WILLIAM KEELING ESQUIRE GROOME OF THE CHAMBER TO
OUR SOVERAIGNE KINGE JAMES GENERALL FOR THE HON EA-
ST INDIAE ADVENTURORS WHETHER HE WAS THRICE BY
THEM IMPLOYD AND DYINGE IN THIS ISLE AT THE AGE
OF 42 ANO 1619 SEPT 19 HATH THIS REMEMBRANCE
HEER FIXED BY HIS LOVEING & SORROWFULL
WIFE ANNE KEELING
Fortie and two yeares, in this Vessell fraile
On the Rough seas of life did Keling saile,
A Merchant Fortunate, A Captaine bould,
A Courtier gratious, yet (Alas) not Old.
Such Wealth, experiene, honour & high praise
Few Winne in Twice soe manie yeares or daies.
But what the World Admird, he deemd but drosse
For Christ; Without CHRIST all his gains but losse.
For him, and his deare love, With merrie Cheere
To the holy Land, his last course he did Steere,
Faith servd for Sailes, the Sacred Word, for card
Hope was his Anchor, Glorie his Reward,
And thus With gales of grace, by happie venter,
Through straights of Death, heavens harbor he did
ENTER.





Robertson, George
Robertson, Maria Clara


TO THE MEMORY OF
COLONEL GEORGE ROBERTSON
(LATE COMMANDING H.M. CANADIAN REGIMENT)
WHO DIED AT NEWPORT 25TH FEBRUARY, 1818,
FROM THE EFFECTS OF AN INJURY RECEIVED
WHEN ON SERVICE IN N. AMERICA, AGED 47.

HE WAS EMPLOYED IN THE ACTIVE SERVICE
OF HIS COUNTRY FROM 1793 TO 1815,
THE CAMPAIGN IN HOLLAND
UNDER H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK,
THE REDUCTION OF THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS
UNDER SIR RALPH ABERCROMBIE,
FROM 1803 TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR
IN CANADA, N. AMERICA.

ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
MARIA CLARA HIS WIFE,
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE J. CUTHBERT, ESQRE.,
CASTLE HILL, N.B.
WHO DIED AT WEST COWES, MARCH 12TH, 1852
AGED 66.

T.GAFFIN
69 REGENT ST, LONDON




Robertson, George Abercromby

TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE ABERCROMBY ROBERTSON ESQRE.,
ELDEST SON OF THE LATE COL. GEORGE ROBERTSON,
AND MARIA CLARA, HIS WIFE,
AND LATE CAPTAIN IN H.M. 15TH HUSSARS;
WHO, AFTER UPWARDS OF 23 YEARS SERVICE
CHIEFLY AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE AND IN THE EAST INDIES,
WHERE HE WAS ENGAGED IN THE COORG WAR IN 1834 AND
SEVERELY WOUNDED IN STORMING A STOCKADE
AT THE HEAD OF THE GRENADIERS
OF THE 55TH REGIMENT,
DIED AT NEWPORT IN THIS ISLAND,
ON THE 26TH MAY, 1854, AGED 44 YEARS.

"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD, EVEN SO
SAITH THE SPIRIT FOR THEY REST FROM THEIR LABOURS."

REV XIV. V. 15

T GAFFIN
REGENT ST
LONDON




Vallings, Henry Alan
Vallings, Alan Frederick Dudley


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
HENRY ALAN VALLINGS
WHO FELL IN ACTION AT MBUYUNI EAST AFRICA
ON THE 14TH JULY 1915 AGED 49 YEARS

DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORT

ALSO OF
ALAN FREDERICK DUDLEY INFANT SON OF THE ABOVE
LIEUT COLONEL H A VALLINGS AND GERTRUDE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AT DALHOUSIE INDIA ON THE 16TH APRIL 1904
AGED 7 MONTHS

"JESUS TOOK A CHILD AND SET HIM UP"




Wood, Jane

THOU ART MY BELOVED SON
SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME TO ME
To the Glory of God and in memory of Jane
Wife of John Wood of the Cedars, Carisbrooke
and youngest daughter of Henry and Lucy
Maughan of Bishopsgate near Windsor. Born
September XI, 1813, died October XXXI, 1876. This
window was placed here by her husband, AD 1877.


In the 1871 Census, John and Jane Wood are shown at Fairlee Villa, Whippingham Parish. He is described as "Landed; & House property"


Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan