In memory of Francis Trevelyan Egerton Cockburn-Dickinson
In   the   church   there   is   one   memorial   window   in   the   south   wall   of   the chancel,   which   is   in   memory   of   the   Rev.   Cockburn-Dickinson's son,   Francis   Trevelyan   Egerton   Cockburn-Dickinson,   who   sadly drowned   in   1885,   aged   just   ten.   This   tragedy   occurred   on   Saturday May 2nd 1885. Francis   Trevelyan   Egerton   Cockburn-Dickinson   was   born   on   7th September   1874,   and   was   the   3rd   child   of   Rev.   George   Cockburn- Dickinson   and   the   Hon.   Ursula   Elizabeth   Denison.   His   mother,   the Hon.   Ursula   Elizabeth   Cockburn-Dickinson,   daughter   of   Rt.   Lord Londesborough   K.C.H.   and   grand-daughter   of   Henry,   Marquis   of Conyngam,   sadly   passed   away   on   23rd April,   1880,   just   32   years   of age, leaving six children: (1) Edith Jane Catherine Christophina Ursula (2) Londesborough Granville Lawton Maud (3)  Francis Trevelyan Egerton   (4) Edgell Antonio Albert Fitzgerald  (5) Eveline Haroldina Elizabeth Carnegie (6) George Victor Conyngham.
From the tender age of 8, Francis Trevelyan Egerton Cockburn-Dickinson was reader at Hartford Church, and on that fateful day in May 1885, the 'Local News' column of The Hunts Guardian Friday May 8 1885 recorded the following:
MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE On   Saturday   last   (May   2nd)   an   inquest   was   held   at   the   King   of Prussia    public    house    in    this    village    on    the    body    of    Francis Trevelyan   Egerton   Dickerson   aged   10,   son   of   the   Rev.   G.   C. Dickerson,   vicar   of   Hartford,   who   was   taken   out   of   the   water dead   that   morning.   It   appeared   from   the   evidence   of   Elizabeth Hitch,   one   of   the   domestic   servants   in   the   family   that   on   Friday, the   deceased,   his   younger   brother   and   the   vicar   were   working   in the   garden   before   early   dinner,   and   as   was   supposed   they   all   went into   the   house   about   1.00   (sic)   to   dine.   The   deceased   disappeared from    the    house    and    the    vicar    and    the    other    son    sat    down    to dinner,   but   as   deceased   did   not   go   to   dinner   also   a   search   was made   for   him   about   the   house   and   garden.   Witness   ultimately went   to   the   riverside   and   there   she   found   the   jacket   that   had   been worn   by   the   deceased,   but   could   not   find   him   anywhere. A   search in   the   river   was   then   made   for   the   body   until   late   in   the   evening, but   without   success.   His   cap   was   found   in   a   chair   in   the   kitchen. The    dog    was    kept    near    the    boathouse    and    deceased    used sometimes   go   and   fetch   the   dog,   but   it   was   not   there   when   he went   to   the   boathouse.   Did   not   think   deceased   knew   the   dog   was brought   from   the   boathouse.   George   Crow,   labourer,   Hartford, deposed   to   finding   the   body   on   Saturday   morning   about   four yards   from   the   bank.   The   water   was   about   20   feet   deep   where   he pulled   it   out. The   jury   returned   a   verdict   of   "accidentally   drowned in the river Ouse.
In memory of Francis Trevelyan Egerton Cockburn-Dickinson In the church there is one memorial window in the south wall of the chancel, which is in memory of the Rev. Cockburn-Dickinson's son, Francis Trevelyan Egerton Cockburn-Dickinson, who sadly drowned in 1885, aged just ten. This tragedy occurred on Saturday May 2nd 1885. Francis Trevelyan Egerton Cockburn- Dickinson was born on 7th September 1874, and was the 3rd child of Rev. George Cockburn-Dickinson and the Hon. Ursula Elizabeth Denison. His mother, the Hon. Ursula Elizabeth Cockburn-Dickinson, daughter of Rt. Lord Londesborough K.C.H. and grand- daughter of Henry, Marquis of Conyngam, sadly passed away on 23rd April, 1880, just 32 years of age, leaving six children: (1) Edith Jane Catherine Christophina Ursula (2) Londesborough Granville Lawton Maud (3)  Francis Trevelyan Egerton   (4) Edgell Antonio Albert Fitzgerald  (5) Eveline Haroldina Elizabeth Carnegie (6) George Victor Conyngham. From the tender age of 8, Francis Trevelyan Egerton Cockburn-Dickinson was reader at Hartford Church, and on that fateful day in May 1885, the 'Local News' column of The Hunts Guardian Friday May 8 1885 recorded the following: MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE On Saturday last (May 2nd) an inquest was held at the King of Prussia public house in this village on the body of Francis Trevelyan Egerton Dickerson aged 10, son of the Rev. G. C. Dickerson, vicar of Hartford, who was taken out of the water dead that morning. It appeared from the evidence of Elizabeth Hitch, one of the domestic servants in the family that on Friday, the deceased, his younger brother and the vicar were working in the garden before early dinner, and as was supposed they all went into the house about 1.00 (sic) to dine. The deceased disappeared from the house and the vicar and the other son sat down to dinner, but as deceased did not go to dinner also a search was made for him about the house and garden. Witness ultimately went to the riverside and there she found the jacket that had been worn by the deceased, but could not find him anywhere. A search in the river was then made for the body until late in the evening, but without success. His cap was found in a chair in the kitchen. The dog was kept near the boathouse and deceased used sometimes go and fetch the dog, but it was not there when he went to the boathouse. Did not think deceased knew the dog was brought from the boathouse. George Crow, labourer, Hartford, deposed to finding the body on Saturday morning about four yards from the bank. The water was about 20 feet deep where he pulled it out. The jury returned a verdict of "accidentally drowned in the river Ouse.