Memorial: M2786

Wall tablet in St Petroc’s Church, South Brent, Devon commemorating Rear-Admiral William Cuming RN, d. 1824

Location

St Petroc's Church, South Brent, Devon, England

Transcript

''THY WILL BE DONE / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / ADMIRAL WILLIAM CUMING / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / JUNE THE XXTH MDCCCXXIV / AGED LXIV / AND OF / CATHERINE GRACE, HIS WIFE / WHO DIED XXXTH MARCH MDCCCXXVIII / AGED LXXI'

Details

Description: Marble wall tablet with relief of a mourning woman leaning over an urn, laurel branches behind the plinth; the inscription on a draped cloth below.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Materials: Marble
Artists: Kendall of Exeter

Event

Battle of Copenhagen

Event Date

1801

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Cuming, William
Age: 64
Date of Death: 20/6/1824
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Signed: KENDALL SCULPT EXON.
Bibliography: Peter Hore 'Nelson's Band of Brothers' (Barnsley, 2015) pp. 63-4
Recorder: Allan Pearsall