Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Darlings in:
 • St Aidan Churchyard
 • Bamburgh
 • Northumberland Unitary Authority
 • Northumberland
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Grace Horsley Darling
Birth: Nov. 24, 1815
Death: Oct. 20, 1842

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) 
Family links: 
  William Darling (1786 - 1865)
  Thomasin Horsley Darling (1774 - 1848)
  Mary Ann Darling Carr (1808 - 1843)*
  Thomasin Darling (1808 - 1886)*
  Job Horsley Darling (1810 - 1830)*
  Elizabeth Grace Darling Maule (1812 - 1844)*
  Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842)
  William Brooks Darling (1819 - 1870)*
  George Alexander Darling (1819 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
St Aidan Churchyard
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.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: s.canning
Record added: Aug 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15121508
Grace Horsley Darling
Added by: Anthony S
Grace Horsley Darling
Added by: Medora
Grace Horsley Darling
Added by: Carole Walton
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- quebecoise
 Added: Jun. 6, 2015

- Crossing the Rubicon
 Added: Mar. 27, 2015

- LawBaby
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
There are 117 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.4 after 42 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service