Memorial: M5489

Wall tablet at St Michael’s Church, Rudbaxton commemorating General William Picton d. 1811

Location

St Michael's Church, Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Transcript

‘In a Vault / belonging to the Parish Church / of St George’s Hanover Square / in the County of Middlesex / rest the remains of GENL WM. PICTON / who departed this Life the 14th Day of / October 1811, in the 87th year of his Age / having actually served / in Flanders, in Germany and at the Seige / of Gibraltar, against the combined Force / of France & Spain / and at the destruction of the battering Ships / on the 13th September 1782 / It was his earnest injunction to have it recorded / that he was duly impressed / to his latest moment / with the deepest sense of Gratitude and Veneration / for the Royal Protection / his most benevolent and beneficent Sovereign / most graciously and spontaneously / pleased to honor him with / in consideration of his Services.’

Details

Description: Plain wall tablet with black frame, family arms above.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: mable

Event

Siege of Gibraltar

Event Date

1782

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War

People

Picton, William
Age: 87
Date of Death: 14/10/1811
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: General
Organisation: British Army

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