Grave of Rev'd. Samuel S.O. Morris M.A. at Ystrad Meurig

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Reference WMO253846

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Church of St. John the Baptist

Ystrad Meurig

Tregaron, Ceredigion

SY25 6HL

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Angel sculpture
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • Other
About the memorial: This memorial, added to the graves of his children commemorates the death of Revd Samuel S.O. Morris M.A. in a naval exercise accident – the sinking of HMS Victoria on June 22nd 1893. It consists of a plinth surmounted by a rough wooden cross mounted upon an outcropping of rock. Two winged cherubs (possibly representing the children) carved in the act of decorating the cross with flowers. At base of rock there is a basket of flowers depicted. The grave is surrounded by a low wall which forms a square, divided by eight uprights carved to resemble cut lengths of tree-trunk. Chains suspended between each upright.
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In Loving Memory Of THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF THE REV SAMUEL S.O. & .M.A.MORRIS HENBLAS ELIZABETH ANN DIED APRIL 26. 1874 AGED 2 YEARS DAVID LEWIS DIED DEC 31. 1874 AGED 11 WEEKS Also THE REVEREND SAMUEL S.O. MORRIS, M.A. CHAPLAIN AND NAVAL INSTRUCTOR, R.N. WHO LOST HIS LIFE ON H.M.S. VICTORIA, AFTER THE COLLISION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, JUNE 22ND, 1893, AGED 45 YEARS. Inscribed on wall: REES, B (name of mason?)

Relevantly: SAMUEL S.O. MORRIS, M.A. Also: ELIZABETH ANN MORRIS and DAVID LEWIS MORRIS

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