Notable people buried in the churchyard - Carter and Collinson
Admiral John Carter R. N. was born in 1785, and was of Irish descent. He joined the Navy at the age of 12, and had 17 years of active service during the Napoleonic Wars, serving on HMS Leviathon at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. He also saw action in the Blockade of Malta, in Penelope (1800), in Egypt (1801), Alexandra (1801), and in the Blockage of Boulogne. He was appointed Captain in 1815, and never served afloat after that time. He married in 1833 had 10 children. He was promoted to Admiral in 1862 and died in 1863. He was buried in the churchyard because his family used to go there for country walks on Sundays when living at Montague Square in London. Several other family members are buried in the family grave, and there are memorials to 6 sons and their nursemaid on the north wall of the nave. Most served in the military, the eldest was killed in the Crimean War aged 21 and others served in Bombay, Afghanistan and Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
Admiral Carter Carter family grave Colonel Thomas Carter-Campbell - 3rd son Memorial to 3 more sons of Admiral Carter Memorial to 2 more sons of Admiral Carter Carter memorials - 6 brothers & their nursemaid Admiral Sir Richard Collinson Admiral Sir Richard Collinson The Collinson family memorialmultiple lightbox galleriesby VisualLightBox.com v6.1