Died: null 1845
Map Location: 51
IN MEMORY OF SIR R.H. BONNYCASTLE KNT __ Col. of the _____ Engineers Who Died ___ Kingston ____ NOV__ 1847 AGED 56 YEARS. He entered Military Life at an Early A__ __ved the British Government In Various Parts of the World; ____ _____ and ____tics Upwards of 38 years ALSO His Two Daughters FRANCES & CATHERINE AN Who Died a__ Ages OF 5 & 18 YEARS
Further Information and Sources
Both of Richard Bonnycastle’s daughters, Frances and Catherine Ann are noted on the inscription but Frances is not listed in the burial register and so is probably buried elsewhere.
Long’s Sketchy History of St. Paul’s Church lists Bonnycastle’s marker in the 1937 inventory (pg 45, #51) noting that “the stone is built into the foundation of the Parish Hall, and can be seen at the door leading to the furnace room.” Notes from Preston and Angus in 1955 state that “This stone is now partially obscured by stairs.” (pg 43)
Based on the stone with initials “R.H.B.” “F.B.” and “C.A.B.” that is still under the church hall (possibly a footstone), it is possible that Bonnycastle’s marker was moved to the east end of the church hall in 1875 when the church hall was built, was still there in 1937 (Long) and 1955 (Preston and Angus) and moved again to the south wall of the connection between the church hall and the church, where it now (2016) rests.