Memorial: M3860

Memorial tablet in St Nicholas’ Church, Sevenoaks, Kent commemorating Admiral John Amherst, RN d.1778


St Nicholas' Church, Sevenoaks, Kent, England


Description: Trophies and an urn above the inscription tablet.
Type: Wall monument
Date Erected: 1781
Artists: Peter Turnerelli
Vessel: HMS ‘Preston’, HMS ‘Mars’, HMS ‘Deptford’, HMS ‘Captain’, HMS ‘Arrogant'


First Carnatic War; 1756-1763 Seven Years’ War


Amherst, John
Age: 59 - 60 years
Date of Death: 14/2/1778
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Erected by his brother, Lord Amherst
Bibliography: Dictionary of National Biography'; Rupert Gunnis 'Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851' (London 1964).

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