EF K23  Ernest Philcox : Maria Mary Philcox

Ernest Philcox EF K23

In loving memory of

My dear husband

Ernest Philcox

who was suddenly called to his rest

October 13th 1897

Aged 61 years

Also Maria Mary

wife of the above

who passed peacefully away on

December 18th 1902.

The Hastings and St Leonards Observer of 16th October 1897 has the following report:

‘We regret to announce the death of Mr E Philcox, part proprietor of the New Albertine yacht and other craft, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday last.

The deceased was a well known figure on the Hastings front in the vicinity of the Queens Hotel Stade and was one of the oldest members of the fraternity to which he belonged, his connection with it dating back some 30 years.

He always takes a great

interest in the sailing races at the Regatta and collected the money for the prizes. His death occurred whilst the Rowing Club Regatta was in progress last Wednesday. Mr Philcox was much respected and his death will be generally regretted.

The headstone carries a representation of the New Albertine.