Memorial: M3898

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

Location

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

Transcript

'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'

Details

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

People

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

Extra

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