Memorial: M3398

Wall tablet¬†St Peter’s Church, Petersham, London commemorating Captain George Vancouver RN d. 1798

Location

St Peter's Church, Petersham, London, England

Transcript

'In the cemetery adjoining this church were interred in the year 1798, the mortal Remains of Captain George Vancouver RN whose valuable and enterprizing voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world during five years of laborious survey, added greatly to the geographical knowledge of his countrymen. To the Memory of that Celebrated Navigator this monumental tablet is erected by the Hudson's Bay Company'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Position: West wall north transept

People

Vancouver, George
Age: 40
Date of Death: 12/5/1798
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: A.E. Daniell 'London Riverside Churches' (London, 1897).