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

(224) SEAFORD, St. Leonard

224C Mural monument for the sons and families of Thomas and Naomi HURDIS, c.1821 [?]

-  Tower, North wall, above head height.

-  108(W) x 97(H)~Very good.

-  A black baseplate with pointed top; M.I. (engraved, black) fills white marble tablet; above, cornice and pointed pediment; 2 flat corbels; signed (lower right): 'J.BACON F.t LONDON'.

-  Rev. Thomas Hurdis, D.D., canon of Windsor and canon-residentiary of Chichester; his wife Naomi; their issue - Rev. Thomas, vicar of Seaford and vicar of Barcombe, d. 1779, unmarried; William Ditch Hurdis, d. 1785, unmarried; James Hurdis, M.D., d. 8 Oct 1816, aet 77, his wife, Ann, d. 3 Jan 1795, aet 48, youngest daughter of Samuel Clarke, of Hailsham: their issue – eldest son, Thomas Bowyer Hurdis, merchant in the East India Co. and judge of the Sudder Court, died at Fort St. George, 16 Nov 1808, aet 38; his wife, Catherine, lost at sea, 1809, daughter of Nathaniel Thomas, alderman of London; second son, Midshipman Henry Samborne Hurdis, R.N., died at Cape Town, 6 Nov 1795, aet 19; fourth son, Captain James Courtail Hurdis, 2nd battalion 19th regiment, East India Co. Native Infantry, died Cannamore, 16 Aug 1819, aet 38; and fourth daughter, Harriot Thomas Hurdis, died at Dindigul, East Indies, 9 May 1802, aet 19.