Monument to James Jeremie (d. 1851, 77 years old old) by Edward Richardson (1812-69), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1853. Marble. Town Church, St. Peter Port, Guernsey. As the Mapping Sculpture site says, Richardson's "practice centred on funerary monuments," and his output includes many military memorials. But this one is quite different. It features, as the mourner, Jeremie's pious and academic son James Amiraux Jeremie (1802-1872). A descendant of the old Huguenot family which had settled in the Channel Islands, the younger James (1802-1872) was born at St Peter Port, but received his later education at Blundell's Grammar School, Tiverton, and Trinity College, Cambridge, becoming a fellow of Trinity, and eventually Professor of classical and general literature at the East India Company's college at Haileybury, and then Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of Lincoln. It was noted in his obituary in the Guernsey Magazine that his sermons were particularly moving, especially those on the theme of "filial affection ..., testifying to his own love of his father."
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Other memorials in this church
- Monument to Robert Bourne by Samuel Manning
- Monument to General Joshua le Marchant by Peter Rouw
- Monument to Rt. James Saumarez by William Whitelaw
“Edward M. Richardson.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. Web. 3 May 2011.
"Insular Biography: The Very Rev. James Amiraux Jeremie, D.D. Dean of the Cathedral Church of Lincoln." The Guernsey Magazine. July 1872 (n.p.). Google Books. Free eBook. Web. 6 January 2017.
Matthew, H. C. G. "Jeremie, James Amiraux (1802–1872), dean of Lincoln." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Web. 6 January 2017.
Last modified 6 January 2017