Mr Thomas Sivell
This grave is included in the list of naval monuments in Britain compiled by the National Maritime Museum (No. 1347), source: Guide to the Parish Church of the Holy Cross, Binstead (Nick Wallace 2007)
TO THE MEMORY OF THOS. SIVELL.
WHO WAS CRUELY SHOT ON BOARD HIS
SLOOP BY SOME OFFICERS OF THE CUSTOMS
OF THE PORT OF PORTSMOUTH ON THE
15TH OF JUNE 1785. AT THE AGE OF 64 YEARS.
LEAVING A DISCONSOLATE WIDOW & FAMILY
ALL YOU THAT PASS PRAY LOOK AND SEE.
HOW SOON MY LIFE WAS TOOK FROM ME.
BY THESE OFFICERS AS YOU HEAR.
THEY SPILLED MY BLOOD THAT WAS SO DEAR.
BUT GOD IS GOOD. IS JUST. AND TRUE.
AND WILL REWARD TO EACH THEIR DUE.
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