Jan 222015

Daniel Warren of Minehead, inventor of the submarine telegraph, is buried in Littleham Churchyard.

Daniel Warren's Headstone

Daniel Warren’s Headstone

In July 1858 a petition to Parliament ran as follows: A Petition of Daniel Warren of Exmouth in the County of Devon, a decayed Solicitor, praying their Lordships “to recommend him to the Consideration of the Ministers of Her Majesty’s Treasury, as an Object deserving of a small Pension for the short Remainder of his Existence, for having been the first Originator and Inventor of the Submarine Telegraph,” was presented, read, and Ordered to lie on the Table. (Journals of the House of Lords, Volume 90).