British heroine. She spent her youth in various lighthouses with her father. On the 17th September 1838, she spotted the ship, Forfarshire, which had run aground on rocks, a few hundred yards away. With no foresight for her own safety, she with her father promptly took a boat across the treacherous waters to the other island and rescued 9 frightened survivors, bringing them safely back to the lighthouse. She was revered throughout the United Kingdom during her lifetime for her remarkable bravery, and her deed was committed to verse by poet William Wordsworth. (bio by: s.canning)
Burial: St Aidan Churchyard Bamburgh Northumberland Unitary Authority Northumberland, England Plot: Is buried in the family grave, but nearby, further from the road, there is a large ornamental memorial to her with pillars and recumbent sculpture as her lasting memorial.
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