Memorial: M3231

Wall tablet in North Mymms, Hertfordshire commemorating Admiral Sir Davidge Gould, d. 1847

Location

St Mary's Church, North Mymms, Hertfordshire, England

Transcript

'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / SIR DAVIDGE GOULD. / OF HAWKSHEAD IN THE COUNTY OF HERTS. / ADMIRAL OF THE RED, / AND VICE ADMIRAL OF ENGLAND. / KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE MOST NOBLE / AND MILITARY ORDER OF THE BATH / YOUNGEST SON OF WILLIAM GOULD ESQRE. / OF SHAMPHAM PARK IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET / HE ENTERED THE NAVY AT AN EARLY AGE, / AND SERVED IN THE FIRST AMERICAN WAR, / WAS PRESENT IN RODNEY'S VICTORY OVER COUNT DE GRASSE, / AND COMMANDED SHIPS / AT THE SIEGES / OF BASTIA AND CALVI / IN LORD HOTHAM'S ACTION; / AND THE AUDACIOUS AT THE MEMORABLE BATTLE OF THE NILE / HE LIVED TO BE / THE LAST SURVIVING CAPTAIN OF THIS GREAT VICTORY / AND DIED ON THE 23RD APRIL 1847, IN HIS 90TH YEAR / DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, / AND ABOVE ALL, BY HIS AFFECTIONATE WIDOW / WHO CAUSED THIS MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED. / THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN / SHIPS AND DO BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS; / THESE SEE THE WORKS OF THE LORD / AND HIS WONDERS IN THE DEEP. PS. CVII.V.23.24'.

Details

Description: Coat of arms above the inscription tablet.


Type: Wall tablet
Position: South side of chancel
Materials: Marble
Artists: Denman
Vessel: HMS Audacious

Event

Battle of the Nile

Event Date

1798

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Gould, Davidge
Age: 90
Date of Death: 23/4/1847
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Red; Admiral of England
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Heraldry-Gould impaling Willes. Supporters, a sailor holding the banner of St George. Lion gorged with naval crown. Motto 'A NILO VICTORIA'.