- DIED 26 Jul 1674|
GRAVE LOCATION Brighton, East Sussex: St. Nicholas' Churchyard
Nicholas Tettersell was the captain of the coal brig "The Surprise" that took the future King Charles II to exile in France in 1651. After the restoration in 1660 he was awarded a pension by Charles II. He used the money to buy the Old Ship Inn hotel in Brighton.
He also held the position of High Constable of Brighthelmstone, as Brighton was named in those days. He died in 1674 and his tomb next to St. Nicholas' Church in Brighton is the oldest tomb of the churchyard.