Memorial: M4817

Wall tablet in St James’s Church, Weybridge, Surrey, commemorating Vice-Admiral Thomas Hopson d. 1717


St James's Church, Weybridge, Surrey, England


'S.R.V.AE. / HERE Lyeth ye Body of Sr.THO: HOPSON / Knt. born at Lingewood in the Isle of Wight, of / an Antient & Worthy Family there: Who having / Serv'd ye Space of 55 years in ye ROYAL NAVY, / was deservedly Preferd to the Rank of VICE= / =ADMIRAL of ye RED; in wch. Station he was / Orde'd 12 Octr. 1702 to force ye Boom yt. lay cross / ye Harbour at VIGO: wch. he executed with his / Usual Resolution & Conduct; whereby he made / way for ye whole Confederate Fleet, then under / ye comand of Sr. George Rook, to enter, take & / destroy all ye Enemies Ships of War & Galeons, / wch. was the last of 42 engagements he had/been in : In some of wch. he rec'd many Honble. / Wounds for ye service of his Country. Towards / ye latter End of his Days, he chose this Place / for ye Retreat & Repose of his old Age; where he Died in Peace.12 Octr. AN. Aet. 75'


Description: Arms in centre of a broken pediment above the inscription tablet which is flanked by pilasters, a winged cherub's head below.
Type: Wall tablet


Hopson, Thomas
Date of Death: 12/10/1717
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral of the Red
Organisation: Royal Navy