East Sussex Church Monuments - 1530 to 1830 - Archive of Photographs
by Professor Nigel Llewellyn

(126) HASTINGS, All Saints

On North-East fringe of the old town; walls mostly mediaeval, probably early 15th, century with renewals by Butterfield, 1870, see Nairn & Pevsner (519-20) and plan in SNQ (XII 102); fabric of church and chancel reported as (now) fine in 1686 and 1724, see Ford (46, 96); parish had 247 communicants in 1603, see Renshaw (Ecclesiastical Returns), and in 1724, c. 200 families (Ford); in 1786, there were few monuments, Gent's Mag in Gomme (261), though by 1801 the town population was 3,155 and by 1841 it was 12,000, so the All Saints set of early 19th century mural tablets reflects the growing fashion for Hastings c.1800 reflected in the high number of monuments of the 1820s. Three hatchments to the Scott family in the church, see Summers (143).

126A Mural monument for Magnus JACKSON, d. 1830

-  North wall of North aisle, at West end, above head height.

-  42(W) x 70(H)~Very good, fading.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a white marble urn-shaped tablet; grey base.

-  Magnus Jackson, of Piccadilly, London, d. 13 Jan 1830, aet 40.

126B Mural monument for Thomas Robert ROBSON, d. 1829

-  North wall of North aisle, East of 126A , above head height.

-  95(W) x 67(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (engraved) on rectangular panel set landscape-wise, in white on dark grey; unsigned.

-  Thomas Robert Robson, scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, d. 17 Feb 1829, aet 24; eldest son of Robert Robson, of Exning, Suffolk.

126C Mural monument for Anthony BROWN, d. 1828

-  North wall of North aisle, East of 126B, above head height.

-  63(W) x 46(H)~Very good.

-  Rectangular panel with moulded frame in white marble on a black baseplate; signed (lower left): 'M.Vidler Sc.'.

-  Anthony Brown, Esq., of Highbury Place, d. 24 Nov 1828, aet 41.

126D Mural monument for Elizabeth BARNOUIN, d. 1826

-  North wall of North aisle, East of 126C, above head height.

-  70(W) x 62(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved, black) on white marble tablet on black baseplate with pointed top, panel with blank pointed pediment, cornice and curving apron; signed (lower right): 'VIDLER & CO'.

-  Elizabeth Barnouin, d. 26 Sep 1826, aet 69; wife of James H. Barnouin, Esq., of the Tower of London.

126E Mural monument for Sarah THOMSON, d. 1826

-  North wall of North aisle, East of 126D, above head height.

-  95(W) x 60(H)~Very good.

-  Trapezoidal panel in white marble on a black baseplate; set landscape-wise; moulded frame; signed (lower left): 'W.VENNALL. HASTINGS'.

-  Sarah Thomson, d. 22 Aug 1826, aet 27, daughter of William Thomson, Esq., late of Quebec.

126F Mural monument for daughter of George-Turtliff ROGER, d. 1827

-  Centre of North aisle wall, at head height.

-  63(W) x 48(H)~Very good.

-  Framed oval tablet in white marble, set landscape-wise.

-  Unnamed, buried 24 Feb 1827, aet 1; daughter of George-Turtliff Roger, Esq. and Georgiana Martha.

126G Mural monument for Eliza BROWN, d. 1823

-  Centre of North aisle wall, above head height.

-  60(W) x 97(H)~Good.

-  Pendant to 126E, unsigned.

-  Eliza Brown, d. 23 Jun 1823, aet 47; wife of Murdoch Brown, Esq.

126H Mural monument for Eliza BEAZELEY, d. 1823

-  North aisle wall, towards East end, at head height.

-  110(W) x 95(H)~Good.

-  M.I. (20 lines, engraved) fills a white marble panel on a black baseplate, unframed; signed (lower right) 'WINTER & Co HASTINGS'.

-  Eliza Beazeley, died at Hastings, 30 Oct 1823, aet 24; wife of Lieutenant George Beazeley, R.N.

126I Mural monument for John HAMILTON, d. 1792

-  South aisle wall, South-East corner, high above an alcove.

-  80(W) x 60(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (4 lines, engraved) in upper 25% of an unframed white marble tablet with double scrolled top, scrolled shoulders and 2 brackets.

-  John Hamilton, merchant, of Goldsmith Street, London, d. 22 Aug 1792, aet 52.

126J Mural monument for James ALDERSON, d. 1823

-  South aisle wall, towards East end, very high.

-  Inaccessible~Very good.

-  On a rectangular black baseplate, a trapezoidal panel with pointed pediment and cornice; signed (lower right): 'WINTER'.

-  James Alderson, d. 2 Apr 1823, aet 17; son of Robert Alderson, Esq., recorder of Norwich, and Henrietta Maria.

126K Mural monument for Bridget CARTWRIGHT, d. 1794

-  South aisle wall, West of 126J.

-  Inaccessible~Very good; faded.

-  Rectangular white marble panel, unframed, on a black baseplate; unsigned.

-  Bridget Cartwright, d. 4 Aug 1794, aet 41; daughter of William Cartwright, Esq., of Aynho, Northamptonshire.

126L Mural monument for Sir William Lawrence YOUNG, Bart., d. 1824

-  South aisle wall, beneath 126K.

-  90(W) x 58(H)~Very good; fading.

-  M.I. (8 lines, engraved, black) on white trapezoidal marble panel; black baseplate with chamfered corners; unsigned.

-  Sir William Lawrence Young, Bart., of Bradenham House, Buckinghamshire, died at Hastings, 3 Nov 1824, aet 46.

126M Mural monument for Frances MURIEL, d. 1819

-  South wall, East of South door, at head height.

-  80(W) x 92(H)~Very good.

-  Rectangular white marble panel, set portrait-wise with a black marble cornice and heavy framing; M.I. (engraved, black).

-  Frances Muriel, died at school in Hastings, 9 Nov 1819, aet 16; daughter of Robert Muriel, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

126N Mural monument for William DERING, d. 1823

-  South aisle, over South door in South aisle.

-  c. 55(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (9 lines) on white oval marble panel set landscape-wise, with a light, moulded frame.

-  William Dering, died at Hastings, 24 Aug 1823, aet 12; eldest son of Cholmeley Dering, Esq., of Ayot St. Laurence, Hertfordshire.

126O Mural monument for Thomas OOM, d. 1830

-  South aisle, South wall, West end, at head height.

-  91(W) x 70(H)~Very good; fading.

-  Rectangular black baseplate; white marble panel with pointed pediment and quartered decorations on cornice; below, a simple moulded base and corbels.

-  Thomas Oom, Esq., of Fairlight Place, d. 6 Oct 1830, aet 70.

126P Mural monument for Victoire RUFFO, d. 1816

-  West entrance (tower chapel), North wall, at head height.

-  73(W) x 140(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) fills unframed white marble panel, slightly curved top, set portrait-wise.

-  Mademoiselle Victoire Ruffo, d. 16 Jul 1816, aet 36; eldest daughter of the Prince de Castelcicala.