Memorial: M2017

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

Location

St Nicholas's Church, Deptford, London, England

Transcript

'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'

Details

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

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War

People

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

Extra

Notes: DOSSIER.
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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