Memorial: M3078

Memorial at St Oswald’s Church, Lythe commemorating Captain Constantine John Phipps RN , Baron Mulgrave d. 1792

Location

St Oswald's Church, Lythe, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'In memory of / Constantine John [Phipps] Baron Mulgrave / Who was born on the 9th May 1744 / And died the 10th October 1792 / Having passed the period of an active life / In the practice of every public and domestic virtue. In the service of his country / He was / A skilful, gallant and enterprising sea officer / A learned upright and constitutional statesman, / In society / An active and indefatigable patron / A sincere and unalienable friend / In his family a zealous, kind and liberal brother, / A dutiful and affectionate son, / An indulgent, considerate and tender husband, / He bore a tedious wasting illness with the patient firmness / of / a philosopher, / He saw the approach of death with the cheerful resignation / of / A Christian! / Having employed the concluding hours of such a life / In the active exertion of his mental faculties / He died / With the humble but confident hope / of / Eternal happiness / Through the merits and mercy / of his Saviour'

Details

Description: Sarcophagus on lion paw feet topped with coronet. On an apron, an anchor wrapped in a sail on a spar.
Type: Sarcophagus
Position: North aisle
Materials: Marble
Artists: Fisher

People

Phipps, Constantine John
Age: 48
Date of Death: 10/10/1792
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: In 1773 leader of a North Pole expedition. Joint Paymaster-General of the forces and one of the Commissioners.
Bibliography: Ed. E. Hailstone 'Portraits of Yorkshire Worthies selected from the National Exhibition of Works of Art at Leeds, 1868' (London, 1869).

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