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The brasses at Catterick are of much interest, but they are, to
a large extent, covered up by the organ and other modern erections.
Previous to 1850, the chapels of Our Lady and Saint James, appro-
priated to Brough Hall, were unencumbered by pews or furniture
of any sort ; and the monumental slabs extend all along the floor.
The oldest is a grey marble stone beneath the oaken screen dividing
the two chapels. It has an inscription plate and the matrices
of four armorial shields at the corners. The device of only one of
the shields is in part preserved, namely a saltire, probably for
Clervaux. The inscription reads :

Itjir jacmt Johannes lie Bun$ 2Umtger ft Itateu'na uxor ejus
qui 3oh.annes oiritt i t>ic mensis 3anuar xlnna Domini mtllcstma
ccrciii quotum antmabus propitietut tieus Slmrn.

John was the son of Richard de Richmond, but assumed the
surname and arms of his mother, the heiress of William de Burgh.
His sister was the wife of John de Clervaux. He married Catherine,
daughter of Roger Aske, and dying 10 January, 141213, was
probably buried in the old church, and his remains subsequently
transferred to their present resting-place beneath this stone.

The next memorial is entirely beneath the flooring of the pews
at the spot marked B on the plan. The device consists of armed
figures of the two Williams de Burgh, father and son, who died in
1442 and 1462 respectively, each figure being 36 inches in height ;
and a foot inscription in four lines, as shown on the opposite page.
Mr. Mill Stephenson 1 says this is a curious and typical example
of the Yorkshire school of brass engravers. It is figured in
Whitaker's Richmondshire, ii, 28, and in Raine's Catterick Church,
plate xi. Very little of these effigies can now be seen, but they
appear to be in fine sharp condition. We were permitted to cut
away the flooring sufficiently to obtain a new rubbing of the inscrip-
tion (Plate VII). which may be extended thus:

Jtjir jacent OSilldmus Burgtj armtejrr films ct fjms Holjanm's
qut obiit quarto ton nofmnbris C 3nno fcomini inceccxlif ft

' MiMiumunt.il Krtisses in the North Riding. ( Yorkshire Archtcologital
four tint, xvii, 268.)



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PLATE VII.




^ 1 .j. ^,



Saint Anne, Catterick. 27

it.ro r ejtts quc obttt iij tue mensts $obembris anno tjomtnt
iHccccxxitj ct UBillclmus Burgi) armtger films ft fjeres pretjicti
Olillelmi qtti obiit ultima trie mensis rjecembris anno Domini |H cccr Iitj
rt ISIena uior ipsius OIRillelmt filiij TOUllelmi prctiicti que obiit ra
tie mcnsis Jhtmt anno tiomini fKccccxlbj quorum omnibus animabus
pvopitictui onmipotens tieus



The elder William, son of John and Catherine Burgh, and with
his mother, one of the contracting parties for rebuilding the
church, married Matilda, daughter of Lascelles of Sowerby.
Their son William married Ellen, daughter of John Pickering.

On the floor of the chapel of Saint James is a brass
(Plate VIII), of which there is a faint rubbing in the collection of
the Society of Antiquaries in London. Although completely
covered by the organ, it is just possible to see and identify it. We
will give Mr. Mill Stephenson's description of the figures. " William
Burgh is represented in armour, standing on a mound, bareheaded,
with long flowing hair, and wears a collar of mail, breast-plate,
shoulder pieces differing in shape, the left with an upright ridge,
elbow pieces of moderate size, shellback gauntlets, with long peaked
cuffs, short taces and mail skirt, over which are strapped three
small tuiles, plain thigh and shin pieces, small knee pieces, with
plates behind, and large round-toed sabbatons, with gussets of
mail at the insteps, and rowel spurs screwed into the heels. The
sword and misericorde are suspended diagonally behind the body,
but without any visible means of support. The lady wears the
early form of pedimental head-dress, a close-fitting gown, cut low
at the neck, with tight sleeves and large fur cuffs. Round the waist
is a narrow girdle, with long pendent end." 1 The figures are those
of William Burgh, son of William and Helen Pickering, died 1492 ;
and Elizabeth, his wife, a daughter of Christopher Conyers, of
Hornby, who survived him. The inscription, which comes out
but poorly in the illustration, reads thus :

^tc iacct OiltU'ms Burg!) Urmiger unus ffunlutor t'stfus cantarie q'
abut ibtj trie lugusti 31 ti'ni fHccccliiiiij cut ate p'm'ct'et' tic'. (t
orate p' bono siatu (SrlBabetJj ui'is cfus.

The concluding wish, " Pray for the good estate of," though
frequently met with in stained glass, is rarely found on brasses.
Mr. Stephenson says that the engraving is a good example of the
local school.

1 Monumental Brasses in the North Riding. ( Yorkshire
Journal, xvii, 271.)



28 Richmondshire Churches.

Below the sedilia, in the chancel, there is a brass in memory
of Grace, daughter of Bellingham of Helsington, co. Westmor-
land, whose first husband was Edmund Cliburn, of Killerby, and
her second Gerard Lowther, obdormiit in Domino anno aetatis
suae 36, 1594. The laudatory lines, which are in latin, are rather
absurd, telling us, amongst other things, that she was mortis adeo
memor, ut, septem postremis hujus pregrinationis suae annis,
nunquam iter faceret, quin linteum sepulcrale circumferret. 1

A fifth brass, believed to be still under the pews on the north
side of the nave, bears, according to Raine, the following
inscription :

Here lyeth John Swaldell grandchilde to
Richard Swaldell whose predecessors buylt
halfe the singinge quyer w th in this chvrche
who died the seconde of Marche anno domini 1630.

The 'predecessor' was Richard Swaldall, who, in conjunction
with William Burgh, founded the chantry of St. James. Roger
Dodsworth, 1622, records the following inscription, upon marble,
in the ' middle aisle,' but it is impossible to say whether it
still exists :

Hie jacet Ricardus Swaldall, yoman, semifundator cantarie
infra ecclesiam Sancte Anne de Cattryk, qui obiit xx die Maii
anno Domini MCCCCLXXXIX, cujus anime propicietur Deus.
Amen. 2

In addition to these memorials the church contains numerous
inscribed tablets to members of the family of Lawson of Brough,
and others. One of these, in the chancel, commemorates Richard
Braithwaite of Burneshead, co. Westmorland, a royalist in the
Civil War, and well known for his facetious and Hudibrastic writings.
It is probable, however, that Drunken Barnaby, although a work
unique of its kind in the annals of literature, does not display its
author's talents at their best. The Essays upon the five Senses,
Nature's Embassy, and other publications show that Braithwait
was a scholar and a learned man. He died 4 May, 1673, aged 85.

A tombstone in the churchyard, at the east end of the chancel,
records the death of David Batie, the first postmaster of Catterick,
who died in 1610, and of David Batie, his son and successor in the
office, who died 1631, aged 53. On 15 July, 1632, Eleanor Batie,

1 So mindful of death, that, for the last would go on a journey without taking her
seven years of her pilgrimage, she never grave-clothes around with her.
2 Church A'otes, p. 234.



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PLATE VIII.




BRASS AT CATTERICK
(About one-seventh actual tin.)



Saint Anne, Catterick. 29

of Catterick, co. York, promised to pay to her brother-in-law,
William Batie, of Ramsey, co. Huntingdon, servant to Sir Oliver
Cromwell, 10 out of the money due from the King for the post-
mastership of Catterick. 1

The communion vessels include a silver chalice of the beaker
shape, with stalk and foot, bearing the inscription : Ex dono
Caroli Anthoni Ecclesiae de Cathericke Vicarij Anno Incarnationis
Xti 1681. A second chalice has the York marks for the year 1664,
and the initials of Thomas Mangey, goldsmith, of York. A large
paten or salver is inscribed : This r.4 TI.\E was given to the church
of CATTERICK by the REVD JAMES DALTON M A in the year of our
Lord 1805, upon his resignation of the Vicarage. There is
also a modern paten and flagon with inscribed date 1875.

Mr. Anthony's prayer on the dedication of his chalice is recorded
in the parish register, as follows :

Deo Opt mo Max mo Calicem Argenteum Carolus Anthonius
Ecclesiae de Catherick Vicarius dedicavit 25* die decembris
Anno Xti 1681

Oratio ejusdem ad Calicis dedicationem.

Omnipotens Sempiterne Deus, qui liberaliter omnibus tribuis ;
Humillime confiteor nihil me de me habere, praeter quod de tua
benignitate accepi ; In testimonium largitatis tuae, et gratitudinis
meae, de Tuis retribuo, et Magestati tuae hunc Calicem Dedico et
Consecro : Non inanis gloriae avidus, nee terrenae remunerationis
cupidus, sed devotissimo corde motus, et Humillimo animo
promptus ; Obsecro, ut hanc liberam meam oblationem benigne
accipias, gratiose per manus meas sanctifices, et potenti tua manu
conserves, et custodiat, in usum perpetuum hujus Ecclesiae de
Catherick, ab omni furto et periculo. Per Jesum Christum, Vnicum
Dominum, Vnicum Redemptorem et Vnicum Saluatorem nostrum.

Dedicavit item Lintea pro Altari ; et Pulvinar pro Suggesto.

The parish registers are preserved since the year 1653 only,
and contain besides the usual notices of baptisms, weddings, and
funerals, numerous entries relating to briefs for collections to be
taken in the church for a great variety of objects. A few may
serve as specimens :

1671, dec. 16 For the captives in Turkey 245. 2d.

1672, Oct. 8 The Inhabitants about ye Royall Theatre in Middlesex 95. g%d.
1674, Aug. 16 For St. Katherines Hospital neere the Tower of London i is. j%d.

^Qalendar of State Papers, Chas. I. Sir Oliver Cromwell was
uncle of the Protector.



30 Richmondshire Churches.

1677, dec. 13 For yc rebuilding of ye Cathedrallof St. Paul, London 285. arf.
1681! dec. 25 For ye repaire of S< Albans Church in Hartfordshire 8s.
1708, marcha For the Protestant refugees, Late inhabitants of ye Princi-
pality of Orange i . n . 10.

Bede assures us in his History that it was in a village near
Catterick, which was named after him, that James, the deacon of
Paulinus, had his residence in the 7th century ; and the church here
is one of those mentioned in Domesday (1085). Ecclesia de Catteric
was bestowed upon the Benedictine monks by Alan Rufus, Earl
of Richmond, who died in 1089, and this was confirmed by
Earl Stephen (1093-1137), ] and afterwards, in 1146, by Pope
Eugenius III. 2 The priory of St. Martin, near Richmond, had, in
the meantime, been affiliated to St. Mary's Abbey, York, to the abbot
and convent of which the church of Catterick was impropriated,
3 September, 1220, by Archbishop Grey, with the assent of his
chapter and of William, archdeacon of Richmond. Sixteen marks
were assigned to the use of the vicar. 3 In the taxation of churches
compiled in 1291 by order of Pope Nicholas IV, ecclesia de Catrige
is taxed upon the large sum of 100 and vicarius ejusdem 13 6s. 8d.
A further confirmation to the abbey was made by Boniface IX,
3 ides of November, 1396, of the church of Catteryke, with its
dependent chapels of Bolton, Hippeswell, and Huddeswell, in the
archdeaconry of Richmond. 4

We have already observed that the abbey, although owners
of the impropriate rectory, took no part in the rebuilding of the
fabric. The office of Abbot Spofforth was, however, commemorated
by inscriptions in painted glass, which formerly appeared in the
east window," namely : Orate pro anima Domini Thome Spofford,
Abbatis Monasterii beate Mariae Eboracensis, istius ecclesie Rectoris.
Also in the same window, beneath the effigy of St. Anne : Eternum
manna mihi Spofford impetret Anna (May Anne obtain the Bread
of Life for me, Spofford). Thomas Spofforth was abbot of St.
Mary's from 1405 till 1421, and thereafter bishop successively of
Hereford, Rochester, and Durham.

Before the impropriation, Master E. de Fauconberg, clerk, had
a grant from Robert Longchamps, abbot of St. Mary's (1190^1239),
of the church of Cathric, but reserving the sheaves of the whole
parish with the land belonging to the church, and excepting the

1 Uugclale's Mcnastieon, iii, p. 532.
' 2 Calendar of Papal letters.

A Keg. Grey, p. 136 ; Burton's Monasti- Calendar of Papal Letters, v, 3.

(on, p. 273. r ' Dads-worth's Church Notes, p. 235.



Saint Anne, Catterick. 31

capital messuages in the vills wherein the chaplains were wont to
dwell ; excepting also the lesser tithes which the prior of Richmond
usually received. 1 This is doubtless Eustace de Fauconberg,
who was Bishop of London from 1221 to 1228, so the date of the
grant must be between 1199 and 1221.

The advowson remained with the abbey until the Reformation,
but was exercised by the Crown in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
In the first year of Charles II, Richard Braithwaite, lord of the
manor, petitioned that Charles Anthony might be presented, which
was acceded to. He says that the advowson during the late
troubles lapsed to the Crown, though ever before esteemed to
belong to the manor. It is further stated that on the death of
Michael Syddal in 1658, one Christopher Parkes was intruded by
force into the church by grant from Richard Cromwell, but he
would neither administer the Sacraments nor read Divine Service ;
also that holding before the chapel of Bolton, of which Catterick
is the mother church, he now retained both. August, 1660. Certi-
ficates were attached in favour of Charles Anthony by Lord Darcy,
the Bishop of Durham, and others. 2



LIST OF THE CLERGY OF THE CHURCH OF CATTERICK.

c. 1215 RICHARD, parson of Caterice, was a witness to a grant by
Michael de Laibrun to the church of St. Mary of Charity
at Swainby, "recently translated to a place called Cover-
ham." Swainby Abbey was removed to Coverham in
1213. (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 6 Edw. II, inspeximus.)

1239 DURAGUERRA DE PiPERNO, perpetual vicar of Catrich, in
the diocese of York, which he serves by a chaplain and
two clerks, had licence from Pope Gregory IX to be non-
resident, 7 kal. June, 1239. (Cal. Pap. Lett., i, 174.) In
1254 the rector of Caterick was a party to the agreement
about mortuary (see page izn.).

1316 JOHN, vicar of the church of Caterige, had the King's pro-
tection for one year, 26 August, 1316. (Cal. Pat. Rolls,
10 Edw. II.)

1339 JOHN DE WILTON was instituted to the vicarage, vacant
by the resignation of John de Cornubia, according to
Torre, on the ides of June, 1342. John de Wilton, vicar
of the church of Caterick, was, however, promised 9 marks

1 /e/inson's MSS, - Calendar of State Pafers, I Chas. II,



32 Richmondshire Churches.

from the Treasury, in payment for a sack of wool, on 3
November, 1339. Payment to be made at the Purifica-
tion and Easter following. (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 13 Edw. III.)
1354 JOHN DE DANBY, parson of Catryk, was defendant, along
with many other neighbouring clergy, at the suit of Henry
de Walton, Archdeacon of Richmond, for contempt and
trespass. 1 He appears to have been also vicar of Burneston.
John Dan by, chaplain, gave one toft and croft in Thornton
juxtaFoston to Fountains Abbey. (Dugdale's Monasticon,

iii, 537-)
1362 JOHN DE MORLAND, instituted 10 Oct., 1362. (Torre's MS.)

JOHN DE LITILGARNE, vicar, died 1399. (Ibid.)
1399 THOMAS DE BURGH, younger son of Richard de Richmond,

and Elizabeth, daughter of William de Burgh ; adopted

his mother's surname. (Ibid.)
THOMAS ELLESTON. Resigned the benefice 1409.
1410 WILLIAM WENSLAW, instituted 28 March, 1410. Died 1427.
1427 WILLIAM GOLD, instituted 20 August, 1427. Resigned 1429.
1429 ROBERT BEDALE, instituted 26 May, 1429. Resigned in

the following year. (Ibid.)

1430 HENRY WILSTHORP, instituted 29 October, 1430. (Ibid.)
1453 JOHN GLOVER, vicarius de Cateryke, was admitted in this

year to the Guild of Corpus Christi at York.
1525 HENRY LACITER, Vic' de Kateryce, occurs in the return made

to Cardinal Wolsey in this year. The clear value of the

living is stated to be 18.
I 535 OSWALD METCALFE was vicar when the Valor Ecclesiasticus

was compiled 1535. Mansion with glebe worth IDS.

Tithes of hay, 205.; of lambs, calves, and wool, 21 ;

small and private tithes, 6. The reprizes consist of

Synodals, 8s.; procurations, 2 6s. 8^.; an annual pension

1 Plantagenet Harrison, p. 47. to the bishop or archdeacon ratione

* These terms are defined by Mr. S. ]. :^ ^'i T* * nden ^ l )ak j

Chadwick, F.S.A., in his "Notes on J "f^H V f " a 1 '/ T & A
Dewsbury Church " ( Yorks. Arc^olo^ical l^^S ^ afterwards f bwied into

Journal, vol. xx, p. 388,,). " Synodal " is one >' Com P la '"^ were often made of

a tribute supposed to be made by the fcS 0688 ch " s ,* the Procurations.,

clergy- at the Easter visitation, to the ^hich were prohibited by several councils

bishop or archdeacon, but now more f "? s " ' thV.S A f IT f^-l'
frequently paid by the churchwardens. J*\^ -^ Arc u eaco " of Rich '

It is styled synodal because it used to be * Jj J he " V1 T S ltin f his Archdeaconry

given in Synodo. Procurations are fJ^S 7o t h 3 ^ ** - dOgS J ^

certain yearly payments by parish priest, j^ggf ** f the



Saint Anne, Catterick. 33

to the monastery of the B. Mary at York, 135. 4^.; and a
pension to the prior of St. Martin's juxta Richmond,
405. Clear value, 25 2s. Oswald Metcalfe was also
rector of Wensley, and resigned both preferments in 1542
or 1543. (Chester Dioc. Rec.)

1542 CHRISTOPHER JEFFRAYSON, " instituted 24 April, 1542, on
the presentation of Christopher Metcalfe, patron for this
turn by grant from William, late abbot of St. Mary's.
He is probably identical with the cleric of this name,
who belonged to the priory of the Grey Friars at Rich-
mond, and who was one of the signatories to the surrender
of the house 19 January, 1539. He was still vicar of
Catterick at the Visitations of 1548, 1554, and 1562. (Ibid.;
8 Dep. Keeper Pub. Rec., p. 38 ; Y.A.J., xiv, 4iiw.)

The next vicar appears to have been a Mr. Hutton, for Bishop
Grindall wrote to Sir William Cecil, 8 September, 1568, requesting
a caveat against presentation to the vicarage of Catterick, void
by the death of Mr. Hutton. 1 Whitaker gives Thomas West,
instituted 24 May, 1568 ; but that does not seem correct.

1569 GREGORY SCOTT, instituted 21 July, 1569. (Chester Dioc.
Rec.)

1576 THOMAS SCOTT, 'preacher of the Word of God,' presented
by Queen Elizabeth, and instituted 19 July, 1576. (Ibid.)

1591 JOHN CHRISTIAN, instituted 14 July, 1591. Resigned
1594. (Ibid.)

1594 HENRY THURSCROSS. Of Magdalen College, Cambs.; B.A.,
1587 ; M.A., 1590. Presented by Queen Elizabeth 17 Dec.,
1594. (Cal. State Papers.} Resigned 1602, and was
thereafter rector of Winston, co. Durham, 1602 ; canon
of York, 1608 ; rector of Langton, 1611 ; Stokesley, 1615 ;
vicar of Kirkby Moorside, 1619 ; and archdeacon of Cleve-
land, 1619-1635.

1603 RICHARD FAUCETT, instituted 25 November, 1603. In
February, 1620, the parishioners in Bolton-on-Swale
petitioned Secretary Calvert, Knight of the Shire for
Yorkshire, to obtain for them, by the aid of Parliament .
the separation of their rectory from that of Catterick.
They relate the grievous spiritual destitution of their
district, resulting from non-residence, and their ineffectual
efforts to obtain redress. 2

1 Calendar of State Papers, 10 Eliz. 2 /<*/., 18 James I.

C



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i6 45 -MiCHAEL SYDDALL, youngest son of William Syddall, baker,
of Micklegate, York. Officiated also at Kirklington,
1644-49. Founded a free school and hospital at Catterick,
where he died, and was buried 8 January, 1658, aged 44.
Will, 3 January, 1658. To be buried in the great chancel
or quire of Cattericke, and grave to be covered with a
large blew stone. Margaret Syddall, his mother, and
Elina, his wife, are mentioned, together with numerous
cousins. The following hexameter occurs upon his monu-
ment in the chancel :

En tibi Syddalii, Lector, lachrymabile bustum,
Qui breviter dicam concio viva fuit
Is decies quinos nondum numeraverat annos
Cum tulit (Ah Animam) Ptysis iniqua suain. 1
(M.I. in chancel ; Life of Thornton, p. 58 ; Will printed in
Wandesfords of Kirklmgton, p. 289.)

1660 CHARLES ANTHONY, presented by the King, and instituted
19 September, 1660. Died 1685, aged 84, and was buried
25 June, as recorded upon a mural tablet in the chancel,
to which is added quicunque obliteravit judicium Dei
ferat whoever defaces it may he bear the judgment of
God. He gave a chalice to the church in 1681.
1685 ROBERT COLLINGWOOD, instituted 3 August, 1685. Buried

at Catterick, 13 January, 1690-1.

1691 WILLIAM IVESON. Of St. John's College, Cambs.; B.A.,
1679 ; M. A., 1683. Instituted 6 March, 1690-1. Buried at
Catterick, 29 June, 1722.

1722 HON. JOHN WANDESFORD, younger son of Christopher,
Lord Castlecomer, instituted 19 October, 1722 ; pre-
viously, since 1717, rector of Kirklington, which he con-
tinued to hold in conjunction until his death in March,
1747-8. Buried at Kirklington.

1748 JEREMIAH HARRISON, son of Christopher Harrison, of Ripon.
Matriculated Christ's Church, Oxford, 7 March, 1722,
a?t. 15. Instituted 3 August, 1748. Died 1763.
1763 THEOPHILUS LINDSEY, previously rector of Kirkby Wiske
1752-55, instituted here 18 November, 1763, very shortly
after which date he assembled the children of Catterick

1 Behold, O reader, the sad monument The lines were not improbably written by

of Syddal, who, to speak briefly, was a Richard Braithwaite, who was a good

living sermon. He had not yet attained Latin scholar, and survived his friend,

the age of 50 years when (alas the soul) Mr. Syddall, fifteen years,
a malignant consumption bore it away.



Saint Anne, Catterick. 35

each Sunday afternoon, for catechising and instruction.
This was fully ten years earlier than Robert Raikes, of
Gloucester, who is generally regarded as the founder of
Sunday schools. Having changed his views, he resigned
the benefice in 1773, and became the first minister of
Essex Street Chapel, Strand, and the founder of modern
Unitarianism. It is recorded in the parish register that
" The Revd. Theophilus Lindsey, vicar of this place,
voluntarily resigned (not through infirmities of age, but
out of a principle of conscience) Nove. 28, 1773. A
Christian, devout, learned, and ingenuous, and a great
benefactor to ye place." He published An Apology on
resigning the Vicarage of Catterick, Yorkshire ; and a
Sequel to the same, 1776, in which he gives an exposition
of his views.

1774 HENRY CHAYTOR, LL.D., second son of Henry Chaytor, of
Croft, born 14 November, 1734. Fellow of Magdalen
College, Cambs.; B.A., 1757 ; M.A., 1760 ; LL.D., 1767.
Rector also of Croft ; instituted here 16 March, 1774.
Died 9 June, 1789, aged 55. Buried at Croft.

1790 JOHN WILSON. Fellow and bursar of Trinity College, Cambs.;
B.A., 1762 ; M.A., 1765. Since 1782 vicar of Gainford,
which he held in conjunction until his death. Instituted
5 June, 1790. Died at Kendal, aged 52, and was buried
12 January, 1791.

1791 JAMES DALTON, third son of Capt. John Dalton, of Slenning-
ford, H.E.I. C.S., commandant of Trichinopoly, etc.;
born 14 November, 1764. Of Clare College, Cambs.;
B.A., 1787 ; M.A., 1790. Instituted 8 March, 1791.
Resigned 1805, on which occasion he presented a salver
to the church. Died 21 January, 1843.

1805 GEORGE CHAMBERLAINE, instituted 12 December, 1805.
Resigned 1809.

1809 SAMUEL BYAM, D.D., son of Samuel Byam, of Milford
Haven. Matriculated University College, Oxford, 24 Jan.,
1788, at. 18 ; B.A., 1791 ; M.A., 1794 ; B.D. and
D.D., 1807. Instituted 8 March, 1809. Died at Brussels,
1816.

1816 ALEXANDER JOHN SCOTT, D.D. Of St. John's College, Cambs.;
B.A., 1790 ; M.A., 1806. Previously a naval chaplain,



36 Richmondshire Churches.

and deeply attached to Lord Nelson, whom he attended
in his last moments on board the Victory. " What will
you think of me, who detest this victory ? " he wrote to
his uncle, Admiral Scott, after Trafalgar, " it has deprived
me of my beloved and adored friend." The son of Robert
Scott, formerly a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, the future
vicar of Catterick, was born 23 Jiily, and baptized at
St. Mary's, Rotherhithe, n Aug., 1768. His naval services
under Nelson, to whom he acted as private secretary and
interpreter, as well as in the capacity of chaplain, are
recorded in Recollections of his life, 8vo, 1842 ; and he
was distinguished in Lord Nelson's will by a legacy of
200, bequeathed " to my friend, the Reverend Alexander
Scott." Quitting the navy in 1805, the University of
Cambridge, shortly thereafter, conferred upon him the
degree of D.D., by royal mandate ; and he at this time
held the vicarage of South minster and Burnham, in
Essex. In June, 1816, the Prince Regent offered him the



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