Parish Notes

Plaque: Hardinge, 1856

Photo: Dorothy Hall

In St.Andrew's Church is a plaque in the form of an anchor which reads:

to the memory of
Frederick Richard Hardinge,
Mate of H.M.S. "Encounter",
(in the China Seas)
who died from dysentery,
on board the
Royal Naval Hospital Ship, "Hercules"
on the 18th of December, 1856,
in the 24th year of his age.
He was the second son of
Frederick Hardinge, Esqre.
and Hannah Elizabeth, his wife,
of Coatham Hall,
Coatham Mandeville, County of Durham,
and nephew of Field Marshall
Vixcount Hardinge, C.C.B.
General Commanding in chief