Victorian 1871 UK memorial funeral card, Essex

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Mortuary Memorial Card

Margaret Diana Mary, wife of John Harvey
Departed this life 2nd May 1871 aged 36 years
Interred Wivenhoe Cemetery
                                                May 6, 1871


Great image of ship split in two, crew abandoning it to go into the boats, shore nearby.

John Harvey, her husband, was yacht-designer and shipbuilder. Their son, an actor, was knighted in 1921.

Slight black border. 

Slight yellowing around on edge on front, back has pencil lists.

6 x 9.5 cm


Margaret Diana Mary Goyder:

  • Birth: before May 1835, Newcastle Northumberland, England
  • Christening: 1835, Swedenborgian Church
  • Marriage: John Harvey April 22, 1857 (Age 21), New Christian Church, Argyll Sq, London, England
  • Death:   May 2, 1871 (Age 36), The Quay, Wivenhoe, Essex, England
  • Cause of death: Phthisis; Hemoptysis (pulmonary congestion, coughing up blood)
  • Burial: May 6, 1871 (4 days after death), Old Cemetery, Wivenhoe, Essex, England


Mr. Thomas Harvey [1803-1885} was a Wivenhoe ship builder.  He took over the yard of Philip Sainty after he was made bankrupt in 1832.

When Thomas retired from shipbuilding, he went into land speculation. He purchased the Wivenhoe House estate after the death of William Brummell and sold off the land as building plots.  Thus we have Park Road, Queens Road, Rebow Road and some plots in the High Street and Anglesea Road

His son was John Harvey  [1830-1901] took over the Wivenhoe yard and also opened a yard at Ipswich. John married Margaret, the daughter of Rev. David Goyder.