Brass plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Arrow commemorating Vice-Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour d. 1801
Holy Trinity Church, Arrow, Warwickshire, England
'Sacred to the Memory of Vice Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour, fifth son of Francis first Marquis of Hertford. Lord Hugh was distinguished in the navy for skill and courage which were particularly evinced by him in the relief of Gibraltar 1782 also in command of the LEVIATHAN in the victory of the 1st June 1794 and in the successful action off L'Orient in 1795 when his flag was in the SANS-PAREIL. From 1795 to 1799 he was a Lord Commissioner of Admiralty and then proceeded as Commander in Chief to the West Indies where he died of yellow fever Sept. 11th 1801 aged 42 closing prematurely a career of honour. Also in Memory of Lady Anne Horatia, his beloved wife, daughter of James Earl of Waldegrave. She died in England two months previously aged 38. Both were deservedly revered and lamented, their remains are deposited beneath this church.'
Position: Chancel south wall
1793-1802 French Revolutionary War
Date of Death: 11/9/1801
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral