Memorial: M1739

Memorial wall tablet in Canterbury Cathedral commemorating Captain Thomas Piercy RN d. 1795



Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England


'Near / this Place are deposited / the Remains of / THOMAS PIERCY Esquire / A Captain in the Royal Navy / of distinguished Merit in his Profession / which on no occasion was more conspicuous / than on the 23rd Sept 1779 / when in conjunction with / Sir RICHARD PEARSON / He valiantly engaged a very superior / French Force under the Command of / PAUL JONES / The event of which unequal Combat was security to a / numerous Convoy under their Protection / tho' it was unfortunately attended with loss of Liberty to both the Commanders who had so gallantly stood forth / in their defence / On his return from Captivity his services were / gratefully acknowledged by the RUSSIA COMPANY / and the corporations of HULL and SCARBOROUGH / and were rewarded with advancement by his / SOVEREIGN / On the 22nd Sept 1795 / He departed this Life / in the 63rd Year of his age; / to the great sorrow and regret / of his numerous Friends / and acquaintance / Of none more than of his / affectionate Widow / who caused this Monument / to be erected in his / memory'


Description: Oval shaped.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North transept
Materials: White marble


Battle of Flamborough Head

Event Date


Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War


Piercy, Thomas
Age: 62
Date of Death: 22/9/1795
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


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