Memorial: M4006

Memorial in St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield commemorating Captain Streynsham Master RN d. 1724

Location

Church of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London, England

Transcript

'Near this place lies ye Body / of IAMES MASTER of East-Langdon in ye County / of Kent Esqre. He married Ioyce only Daughter / of Sr CHRISTOPHER TORNOR, of Milton-Ernest in ye / County of Bedford, Kt one of ye Barons of ye Court of Exchequer / in ye reign of King Charles ye 2 by whom / he had 4 Sons & 10 Daughters. He departed this Life / Aug: 9th 1702, Aged 75. / He was ye son of RICHARD MASTER of East / Langdon Esqr by Ann his Wife Daughter of / Sr IAMES OXENDEN of Dean, in ye Parish of Wingham / in ye county of Kent, by whom the said RICHD MASTER / had twelve Sons and eight Daughters. She died Ian 30th 1705/Aged 99 years and six Months and lies interred in this place. / Ye said RICHARD MASTER / was the Son of Sr EDWARD MASTER, / of the same place Kt Governour of Dover Castle, / by Audery one of ye Daughters and Coheirs of / ROBT. STREYNSHAM of Ospring in ye said County Esqre. / STREYNSHAM MASTER / the only surviving Son of IAMES MASTER Esqre / married ELIZABETH only Daughter and Heir of / RICHARD OXENDEN of Brook, in ye Parish of Wingham in ye County of Kent Esqre / and departed this life Iune 22: 1724, Aged 42 years: / being married 4 Months, and lies there interred / Leaving no Issue, / The said STREYNSHAM MASTER / Commanded several ships in ye Royal Navy / and did in ye Year 1718, / particularly distinguish himself / in ye Engagement against ye Spaniards / On ye Coast of Sicily; by forcing / the Spanish Admiral in Chief / to Surrender to him'

Details

Description: Below the stepped cornice is a plain frieze. The tablet rests on a moulded shelf with flanking scrolled wings at the base.
Type: Wall monument
Position: Ambulatory wall south side
Vessel: HMS Superbe

Event

1714-1738 Inter-War Period

People

Master, Streynsham
Age: 43
Date of Death: 22/6/1724
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: DOSSIER.

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