Memorial in St Saviour’s Church, Dartmouth, Devon commemorating privateer captain, Roger Vavasor d. 1696
St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth, Devon, England
‘Memoriae Sacrum / Rogeri Vavasor Qui fortiter / Se defendendo & public Patriae / Inimico oppugnando magnanimae / Succubuit Morti / Vicesimo octavo Die mensis Martij / Dom 1696 / Et / Iuxta hunc Locum / Conduntur Reliquiae / Henrici Vavasor Filii / Unici Rogeri supradicti / Spe Resurrectionis Generalis / Qui / Obiit secundo Die Mensis Sept / Dom 1727 / Anno / Aetat 36’ [Translation] Sacred to the memory of Roger Vavasour who, bravely defending himself and attacking the common enemy of the fatherland succumber to a hero’s death on 28th March 1696, aged 34. And next to this place are interred the remains of Henry Vavasour, only son of the above-named Roger, who died on the 2nd December 1727 aged 36.
Artists: John Weston of Exeter [signed]
Date of Death: 28/3/1696
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain