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  Stone No.1236/2

 

Inscription.

Erected
By
Mary Simson
Rosebank Dundee
In memory of her husband
William Chalmers
who died on the 31st of January
1832 aged 63 years
also of their son
George
seaman on board the brig Ceres
of Dundee was drowned off
Margate Kent 24th June 1835
aged 29 years
______________
Also to the memory of
Christopher Johnston
seaman, husband of
Ann Chalmers
their daughter, who unfortunately
went on board the brig
Friends` Adventure of this port
and perished with all her crew
in a heavy gale of wind on her
passage from Newcastle
6th January 1839


In proceeding to port in Wales, the Ceres encountered a heavy gale off Margate, which threw her over an shifted her ballast. The crew, with the exception of the two apprentices, got into their boat which almost immediately swamped, by which accident they all met a watery grave. The vessel was afterwards towed to Ramsgate, with only the two boys surviving of a crew of seven or eight persons.

Source: The Book of the Howff, ŠLibraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is reproduced with kind permission.