Launceston, St Mary Magdalene

s4. South Chapel south 2

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
4
Maker
Not known
Main subject
a, b. Christ walks on water
c, d. Peter steps out of the boat and tries to walk on the water
Tracery subject
Vegetation, foliage as at top of lights
Subject type
Narrative
Donor
Officers and crew of HMS Shannon
Dedicatee
Midshipman Henry Ching, RN, youngest son of John Ching of Launceston, died of yellow fever at Port Royal, Jamaica aged 18,
Notes
  1. Death of dedicatee, Launceston Weekly News p 8, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4, Launceston Weekly News p 8
  2. Insertion, subjects, dedicatee, Western Morning News p 2 Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7, Launceston Weekly News p 8. Similar article in all three papers, which states Since the restoration of this church in , six memorial windows have been put in by the families of Thorne [ South aisle 1 ], Rowe [ North aisle east ], Cudlipp [ South Chapel east ], Spettigue [ Chancel east ], Lethbridge [ South aisle 3 ], and Ching [ South aisle 4 ]
  3. Insertion, subjects, dedicatee, Hampshire Telegraph p 2, Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette p 4, Army and Navy Gazette p 6.
  4. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 71. William Lake, Truro, .
  5. *Manufacturer possibly Gibbs on artistic style.

Sacred to the memory of Henry Ching midshipman H.M.S. Shannon youngest son of John Ching of this parish who died of yellow fever at Port Royal Jamaica aged 18 years this window is erected by the officers & crew of H.M.S. Shannon as a tribute of their esteem and a parting token of their regard. It is the Lord let him do what seemeth him good (Ⅰ Samuel 3:18) .