Memorial: M3898

Memorial in St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden commemorating Captain Thomas Kempthorne RN d. 1736


St Mary Magdalene's Church, Great Hampden, Buckinghampshire, England


'Here lie the Remains of Thomas Kempthorne Esq. / who following the Example of his Ancestors, served / his King & Country in the Royal Navy, / and dyed Commissioner of Chatham-Yard in July 1736 / Also of Anne his Wife / Daughter of John Hampden of Great Hampden Esq. / By Anne Cornwallis, his Second Wife / She dyed in Septbr. 1723. / CHARLOTTE KEMPTHORNE their only surviving / Child, erects and dedicates this Monument with all / duty and affection to the Memory of her Parents / MDCCLIX'


Description: Carved with an urn decorated with a wreath of flowers, arms below.
Type: Wall memorial
Position: Sanctuary
Date Erected: 1759


Kempthorne, Thomas
Age: c. 63
Date of Death: 23/7/1736
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: George Lipscmbe 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham' vol. ii (London, 1847)
Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)