Memorial: M3

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Belstead, Suffolk, commemorating Admiral Sir Robert Harland, RN d. 1784


St Mary's Church, Belstead, Suffolk, England


Beneath / this Stone lieth the Remains of / Vice-Adm Sir Robert Harland Bart / who died February 21, 1784 / Aged 69. / And of his Wife Susannah / who died February 7, 1805 / Aged 72. / Also of their two Daughters / Frances / married to Count Edward Dillon, / who died October 23, 1777 / Aged 25, / And Marianne Dorothy / married to the Hon.ble Gen Dalrymple / and Mother to the Earl of Stair / the 7th Earl, who died October 28, 1785 / Aged 29.


Description: Black marble tombstone
Vessel: HMS Tilbury, HMS Nottingham, HMS Monarch, HMS Essex, HMS Conqueror, HMS Princess Louisa

Event Category

War of the Austrian Succession, Seven Years’ War


Harland, Robert
Age: c. 69
Date of Death: 1784
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Admiral Sir Robert Harland was promoted to Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station. He went on to become First Naval Lord in 1782 and full Admiral in 1782.

Bibliography: Some Suffolk Church notes: East Anglian : or, Notes and queries on subjects connected with the counties of Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex and Norfolk; Norwich Vol. 7,  (Jan 1898): 266-268.