A History of St. Andrew`s Church, Charmouth

Click on image or on Home to return back.
SYDENHAM F.VERE/Obit, 19th Feby, 1803/aged 42 years/" At the remembrance of thy worth/Friendship drops a tear". + Gibbs.Ft.Axm.
Sydenham Frampton Vere was born in 1761 to Sydenham Vere. His father had married Ann Mico in 1760. Her uncle was the wealthy brewer, James Mico. When he died in 1777 he left a considerable fortune to his nephew by the same name. He also left property to Sydenham Vere family. They were a wealthy family and referred to as esquires. Sydenham has a brother by the name of Edward Raw Vere, who outlived him and died in 1828 leasing his estate to his relations Susan and Anna Mico daughters of James Mico, late of Horton, Esq, deceased. There is a record of him being apprenticed to Richard Bovet and Franklin Sealy Bridge of Wellington, Somerset in the profession of a Surgeon and Apothecary for a term if 5 years in 1777 when he would have been aged 16. His father died in 1772 and left his estate to his 2 sons.It is strange to see why Sydenham should spend his final days in Charmouth, when his family were based in Ilminster. He appears to have not married and may well have been a Surgeon in the village. His memorial is impressive and a similar one can be seen at Holy Trinity Church at Bradpole, Bridport carved by the masons, Gibbs of Axminster.

Sydenham Frampton Vere of Ilminster to Richard Bovet and Franklin Sealy Bridge in the profession of a surgeon and apothecary for a term of 5 yrs., 1777. Deed of partnership between Richard Bovet and Franklin Sealy Bridge, both surgeons of Wellington, for a term of 10 yrs. with a list of 'good and doubtful debts' attached [approx 550 persons, some occupations given, together with the parishes of abode of those residing outside of Wellington], 1787.

Bradpole Monuments: In the nave—on S. wall. (1) to Frances Way, wife of Samuel Way, 1823, and later inscriptions to Holles Bull Way, 1810, and his wife Frances Lee Way, 1857, white marble wall-tablet with cornice and urn, by Gibbs, Axminster