Memorial: M1437

 

Monument in St Olave’s Church, City of London commemorating Vice-Admiral Sir John Mennes d. 1671

Location

St Olave's Church, Hart Street, City of London, England

Transcript

'HEIC SITVS EST / DS JOHANNES MENNESIVS EQ AVR / SANDOVICI CANTIANVS / ANDREAE MENNES AR (MATTHAEI FILII) FILIVS / EX IANA IOHIS BLECHENDEN AR FILIA / VIR PROBVS FORTIS BENIGNVS PIVS / REI MEDICAE CHYMICAE POETICAE GNARVS / OMNIVM QVIBVS NOTVS DELICIAE / VIX ADVLTVS ORBIS OMNES FERE ORAS APPVLIT / SITVS REGIMINIS COMMERCII MORVM EXPLORATVR / TERRA MARIQVE IN HOSTES ET PERDVEILES / IACOBO CAROLO PRIMO ET SECVNDO REGIBVS / HYPARCHVS STRATIGVS HYPOTHASSIARCHA / REI CLASSIARIAE INSPECTOR SVMMVS / VARIIS ET ARDVIS CONFECTVS / CLARAE PROSAPIAE DECVS NOMINIS VLTIMVS / NATVS MARTII 1598 / 18TH FEBR: 1670 DENATVS'

Details

Description: Curved inscription tablet, flanked by Corinthian columns, a broken pediment above, acanthus leaves below. In coloured marble, gilded.
Type: Monument
Position: Chancel
Materials: Marble

People

Mennes, John
Age: 71
Date of Death: 18/2/1671
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Comptroller of the Navy.
Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

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