GA-STNL-0152

Record Date: 
23 July 2024
Exact wording of epitaph: 

B. Whyte Esqr Lieutenant R.C.S died Sepr 211847 aged 66 years He was Supporting Commander ofSalthill Coast Guards For 27years.

Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
53.272746388889
Longitude: 
-9.0532063888889
Additional details
References: 
The Galway Journal. June 12th. (1828). "Marriage. In St. Thomas Church, Dublin, H.B. White Esq., Royal Navy Inspecting Commander Coast Guards, to Sarah Isabelle, daughter of the late Robert Westropp, of Fort Alen, Co. Clare". The Galway Weekly Advertiser. June 7th. (1828). Marriage notice as above but gives "... to Isabella daughter of the late Robert Westropp Esq., Fort Alen, Co. Clare, and niece to Arthur Kiely Esq.." See also The Galway Mercury. September 25th. (1847). (Long obituary). "Death of Lieut. H.B. White, R.N ... Yesterday was committed to the grave the mortal remains of Lieutenant H.B. White, R.N.. He entered the Navy in 1790, and after most active service, and being frequently engaged with the enemy, he bore his part in the glorious battle of Trafalgar as Lieutenant of the Fonnant, which sustained so brillant a part in the action of 1805, when the proud navy of France and Spain was almost annihilated by the force under Nelson and Collingwood."..."His remains were removed at 12 o'clock to the Church of St. Nicholas, where he was interred with military honours, the band of the 49th playing the dead march in Saul, and the entire regiment, with a troop of the 7th Hussars, the Coast Guard, the Police and Watchmen, marching in procession..." (He had been employed in the Treasury in the Coast Guard Department and his last postings were on the coasts of Galway and Clare). See also Library and Heritage Project Files for his son J.C. White who, according to The Galway Express. June 22nd. (1861), was 2nd son of Captain White R.N. of Shantalla House. He married Emma Joiner of Ballina, Co. Mayo on the 11th of June 1861.
People commemorated: 
Surname: 
WHYTE
Notes: 

A large R.S. with an Inc'd. border and slightly rounded top. Inc'd. Ins. in Italics. The interpretation of the initials on the second line is uncertain.