Memorial: M3084

Memorial in All Saints Church, Malborough, Devon commemorating Lieutenant James Kelly RN d. 1802


All Saints Church, Malborough, Devon, England


'Sacred to the Memory of / JAMES FRANCIS KELLY ESQUIRE / Lieutenant of the Royal Navy / He was born at Jamaica in 1771 / and / was shipwrecked off this coast on the / 3rd September 1802. He served his country with the greatest distinction / during the whole of the late war / in the Channel, in the East and West Indies / in the Mediterranean, in the North Seas / and / in Egypt. / He particularly distinguished himself in the summer of 1800 / in the Command of the Boats of His Majesty's Ship 'Mermaid' / with which upon different occasions / (in one of which he was severely wounded) / he captured vessels of very superior force / belonging to the Enemy. / This stone / erected by the Direction of LORD BORINGDON / is intended as a tribute of respect / to the memory of / an active, brave and intelligent Officer / and of / a good and Amiable Man'


Type: Wall tablet
Vessel: HMS Mermaid

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War


Kelly, James Francis
Date of Death: 3/9/1802
Cause of Death: Vessel Lost
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy