Wall Tablet - John Harneis
Vertical rectangular wall tablet of white marble, enclosed in frame of black marble. Incised black Roman lettering in Caps. and l/c. The frame at the top and bottom is missing.
Inscription and donor(s)
To the Memory of/ JOHN HARNEIS ESQr./ who died Janry.10th. 1813 aged 71,/ and whose Remains are interred/under a Marble/at the outer Base of this Wall/ A Man/ In the endearments of private life/ amiable, inoffensive and conciliating;/In the discharge of public duties/upright, active and benevolent;/To the former Virtues bears testimony/the sincere and deep regret/ of a large circle of Friends;/ The latter are recorded/ in the unanimous thanks addressed to him/a Sheriff, A.D.1789,/ by the grateful Prisoners in the County Goal (sic) of this Town;/accordant with that Tribute/ was the highly honourable present/ of a Bust of Himself/ from that eminent Philanthropist,/JOHN HANWAY,/in approbation of the exertions/of the deceased/in promoting the Establishment of the Marine School/ founded A.D.1786:/ such lastly was the high degree of respect/ felt by the Corporation of the Trinity House/ of which he was/ four times the Warden and for several years the Father/ that the Members attended his Funeral/ in their Robes/ an Honour never before conferred by that Body/ on any Individual./