In memory of John Lodwick, Esqre - Commander R.N. - eldest son of John Lodwick, Esqre of Rochford Hall, and Ann his wife. === He served his country with distintion, in every quarter of the world, for a period of twenty years, and was promoted for his gallantry in an encounter with a slave ship, on the 12th of January 1845, when he was dangerously wounded. Shortly afterwards he fell a victim to the pestilential fever of the coast of Africa, and died May 13th 1845, aged 35 years. === This tablet was erected by a few of his friends, to mark their admiration and respect for his gallant and truly estimable character.