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Johnson Memorial 20 Metres South West of Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Shilbottle, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3719 / 55°22'18"N

Longitude: -1.6929 / 1°41'34"W

OS Eastings: 419558

OS Northings: 608698

OS Grid: NU195086

Mapcode National: GBR J6MB.84

Mapcode Global: WHC1R.Z70P

Entry Name: Johnson Memorial 20 Metres South West of Church of St James

Listing Date: 1 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041724

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237116

Location: Shilbottle, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Shilbottle

Built-Up Area: Shilbottle

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Shilbottle St James

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 10 NE SHILBOTTLE MIDDLE ROAD
(North side)

9/225 Johnson memorial
20 metres south-
west of Church
of St. James
GV II

Graveyard memorial, 1809. Sandstone ashlar, cast iron, bronze. Square plan.
Stepped plinth, panelled sides, moulded frieze and cornice; stepped cap with
fluted flame-topped urn on cast-iron base. Overall height 3 metres. On lower
east panel 'THE VICAR, CHURCHWARDENS AND VESTRY OF SHILBOTTLE ERECT THIS
MONUMENT ON THE REMAINS OF WILLIAM JOHNSON OF NEWTON'; on upper panel bronze
plate with copy of letter:

HALIFAX Nova Scotia 5 May 1809
To Sergeant-major JOHNSONS Parents

I am exceedingly sorry in being under the very painful
Necessity of communicating to you the Fall of your Brave Son
on the 2nd March last at Martinique, and although with you I must
sincerely lament the early fate of so good a Man, with you also I
rejoice in the Remembrance of his having nobly done his Duty both
in front of the Enemy & in private life. No Man could be more
respected than Johnson, and consequently none more regretted
We naturally grieve for such a loss. The Corps mourns for
Johnson, but why should we be sorry, 'twas to that end the Al-
mighty made us. Your son was called on in the prime of life, he
knew not long sickness and died sensible. His Worth lives on
Record in the Books of Regiment, a Consequence which Soldiers
aspire to, and which good Conduct alone can merit. About six
hours before his Death, your Son requested I would take charge
of his Effects and transmit the amount to You. The account is an-
nexed and inclosed is a Bill for the Sum. If at any future Period You
should require further Particulars I shall be very happy to Prove
the Regard I had for Johnson by attending to the wishes of his Parents.

J. Orr
Lieut & Adjutant, 7th Regt Fuziliers

Listing NGR: NU1955808698

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