Memorial: M4164

Location

St Helier's Church, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'The brave but unfortunate Philip de Saumarez Esq. (son of Matthew de Saumarez Esq. of the Island of Guernsey by Ann Durell his wife) commander of His Majesties ship NOTTINGHAM, who acquired glory to his country by his death, being slain in the sea fight when the French were defeated on the 14th October 1747, ordered this monument to be raised in memory of this lady, his aunt from a love of her virtues, gratitude for favours and sorrow for her death'

Details

Description: On base of monument to Madelaine Durell
Type: Monument
Artists: Henry Cheere
Vessel: HMS Nottingham

Event

Battle off Cape Finisterre

People

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

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