Memorial: M3415

Memorial wall tablet at St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth commemorating Captain Philip Saumarez RN d. 1747


St Andrew's Church, Plymouth, Plymouth, England


'Near this Place lies / the Body of PHILIP de SAUSMAREZ Esq / Commander of His Majesty's Ship ye Nottingham. / He was the son of Matthw de SAUSMAREZ of / the Island of Guernsey Esq by ANN DURRELL / of the Island of Jersey his Wife, families of / Antiquity & Repute in those Parts. He / was born Novr. 17th 1710 and Gloriously but / Unfortunately fell by a Cannon Ball Octobr 14th / 1747 in pursuing two Ships of the Enemy / that were making their Escape, when the / French were routed under the Command / of Admiral HAWKE. Out of Gratitude & Affection / his Brothers and Sister have caus'd / a Monument to be erected to his Memory / in Westminster Abbey'


Description: War damaged, only inscription tablet remains.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South side of Nave
Materials: Stone
Vessel: HMS Nottingham


Battle off Cape Finisterre


Saumarez, Philip
Age: 37
Date of Death: 14/10/1747
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: DOSSIER. Sighted B. Tomlinson 2010.

Bibliography: Jacobs 'Annals of the British Norman Islands' vol. 11, p. 35 (1830).

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