Gravestone in the churchyard and near the porch, of St Cecilia’s Church, Little Hadham
William Harvey was a midshipman on Captain Cook’s first voyage on Endeavour, and served on Resolution on Cook’s second and third voyages.
According to the burial records William Harvey was laid to rest on 19th July 1807.
Harvey had lived at “Halfway House” in the village.
On the gravestone:
In Memory of
CAPTAIN WILLIAM HARVEY
late of the RN
who accompanied that illustrious
Navigator Captain James Cook
on his three voyages of
Discoveries, who died July 12
1807 Aged 65 Years
Frequently having observed in the course
of his travels the wonderful works of the
Almighty and the words of Job truly verified
‘He stretcheth the North over the
empty place, and hangeth the
Earth upon nothing
GPS Coordinates: 51.884605, 0.089976
Cook’s Log, page 1997, vol.25, no. 4 (2002)
Cook’s Log, page 2, vol. 27, no. 1 (2004)