Memorial: M2017

Wall tablet at St Nicholas’s Church, Deptford commemorating Lieutenant Peter Butt RN d. 1780 and Lieutenant John Butt RN d. 1799


St Nicholas's Church, Deptford, London, England


'M.S. / LIEUT.T PETER BUTT R.N. AET 17. / Eldest Son of PETER BUTT Esqr. / who died 7th July 1780, of wounds / received on board H.M.S. Conqueror / R. Adml. Rowley, on the 19th of May / preceding in the Fleet under / the Command of V. Adml. Sir / George Rodney, in Action with / the French Fleet in the West Indies. / Also of / LIEUT.T JOHN BUTT, /Second Son of PETER BUTT Esqr. / who was drowned while in Com- / mand of an Armed Ship in the North Sea, 24th Septr. 1799 Aet 26. / Mrs GRACE BUTT, Mother of the / above PETER and JOHN BUTT / died 24th Decr 1824'


Type: Tablet
Position: North wall east bay
Materials: White marble
Vessel: HMS Conqueror

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War


Butt, Peter
Age: 17
Date of Death: 7/7/1780
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Butt, John
Age: 26
Date of Death: 24/9/1799
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: J. Summerson 'Monuments in St Nicholas Deptford', 'Mariners Mirror' vol. 27 (1941) p. 288; David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 54 (photo).

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