Memorial: M4825

Memorial in Whitchurch Canonicorum, Devon, commemorating Admiral Sir George Somers d. 1610

Location

St Candida's church, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Devon, England

Transcript

'ADMIRAL SIR GEORGE SOMERS KT / SHIPMATE OF SIR WALTER RALEIGH / COLONIZER OF THE BERMUDAS / BORN NEAR LYME REGIS 1554 / OWNER OF BERNE MANOR / IN WHITCHURCH CANONICORUM / DIED IN THE BERMUDAS, NOVEMBER 1610 / BURIED BENEATH THE OLD CHANTRY / UNDER THE PRESENT VESTRY JULY 4 1611 / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION 1908'

Details

Description: The inscription within a border of foliage.

Tablet in St Candida's church, Whitchurch Canonicorum dedicated to George Somers. d. 1908
Type: Tablet
Position: South wall of chancel
Materials: Brass
Date Erected: 1908
Vessel: Sea Venture

People

Somers, George
Age:
Date of Death: 9/11/1610
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Virginia Company

Extra

Notes: His shipwreck in 'Sea Venture' (which he survived) is believed to have inspired Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'.
Bibliography: J.D. Spinney 'Some Naval Memorials in Dorset', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 73, p. 191 (Greenwich,1987).

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