A History of St. Andrew`s Church, Charmouth

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Ann Pitt was buried 9th September 1805
This woman was unfortunately killed by the overturning of the Balloon Coach from Exeter on the 6th

George Morley was buried 1791 on the 22nd January
This man died on the top of the Exeter Coach.

Displaced Upright Curved Top.
In memory of/ANN PITTS/died 6 th September 1805/aged (58) years/2 lines illegible.

25th February,1760 report of a man killed by a Mail Coach.
In 1816 there is announced the new Royal Ballon Light Post Ciach carrying 4 passengers inside and making the journey from Exeter to London by the. Bridport and Dorchester route in 27hours. 1805 buried 9th Seotembet 1805 , killed by overturning coach on the 6th
Friday last a passenger from London, on the top of the Western Coach, being sick at Chideock expired before he came to Charmouth, through the excessive cold of the foregoing night”. 1791
“Sunday the 28 th October three mail coachmen attended divine service in Charmouth Church, and it is remarkable they had patience to continue to the conclusion of it”. 1798
“On Friday night a stage coach from Exeter for London overturned on Charmouth Hill, by which accident a young woman, an outside passenger, was thrown with such violence on the road, that she died immediately – her name was Anne Pitts, she was Lady`s maid in the family of James Buller, esq. M.P. and she was on her way to visit a relation in this city, when she encountered the above fatal accident. ”. 1805. Her Grave Stone is still to be seen in St. Andrews Church, showing she was 58 years of age.


Anne Pitts Grave Stone in Charmouth Church