|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1772|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1805|
Salisbury, Monday, March 25, 1805
The body of the unfortunate John Wordsworth, Esq late Captain of the Abergavenny East-Indiaman, was taken up on the Beach near Weymouth, on Wednesday last, and on Thursday was taken in a hearse to the parish church of Wyke-Regis, followed by a great number of the principal inhabitants of Weymouth, and there interred.
(Salisbury and Winchester Journal - March 25 March 1805, p4)
Captain John Wordsworth lies buried on the south side of the parish church (All Saints) at Wyke-Regis, though there is no gravestone, there is a memorial to him in Grasmere, the home of the family. www.weymouth-dorset.co.uk/shipwrecks.html
IN MEMORY OF JOHN WORDSWORTH Brother of William and Dorothy "A silent poet" a "cherished visitant" and lover of this valley. Born 1 Dec: 1772. He died at his post as Commander of the 'Earl of Abergavenny' which was wrecked in the English Channel 6 February 1805. He was buried at Wyke Regis.
St Oswald Churchyard
South Lakeland District
Created by: Eileen
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
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