Memorial: M1925

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Location

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Colwich, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

'In Memory of/GEORGE LORD ANSON/who was born at Shugborough in this Parish/on St Georges Day 23 April 1697/He entered the Royal Navy and became/Admiral of the Fleet and Vice Admiral of England/He was First Lord of the Admiralty/during the Seven Years war/and is also Famous for his/Voyage round the World/1740-44/He died on the 6th June 1762/and is buried in this church/THIS MEMORIAL/was erected by public subscription/on the bicentenary of his birth/HIS WIFE ELIZABETH/DAUGHTER OF/PHILIP 1st EARL of HARDWICK/LORD CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND/is buried in the same vault' [Inscription in the vault] 'THE RT HONBLE/GEORGE LORD ANSON/DIED JUNE 2 1762/AGED 65'

Details

Description: Anson coat of arms above inscription.
Type: Brass plaque
Position: Chancel north wall
Materials: Brass

People

Anson, George
Age: 65
Date of Death: 6/6/1762
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
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