Memorial: M1255

Wall tablet of Vice-Admiral Arthur Phillip RN, d. 1814 in Bathampton, Bath.

Location

St Nicholas Church, Bathampton, Bath and N E Somerset, England

Transcript

'Near this Tablet are the remains / of ARTHUR PHILLIP Esqr. / Admiral of the Blue / First Governor and Founder of the Colony / of NEW SOUTH WALES / who died on the 31st August 1814 / in the 74th Year of his Age'.

Details

Description: Above the inscription table an urn with a length of rope, anchor, cannon, sponge and shot.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Porch
Materials: Marble

Event Category

British colonization of Australia

People

Phillip, Arthur
Age:
Date of Death: 31/8/1814
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Place of burial, another memorial in Bath Abbey Church.

Founded the penal colony that later became Sydney.
Bibliography: 'Dictionary of National Biography'.

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