Memorial: M5783

Wall tablet in St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne commemorating Captain John Bover RN d. 1782

Location

St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

Transcript

'NEAR / THIS PLACE LIE THE REMAINS OF / JOHN BOVER ESQR. / POST-CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY / WHO DIED ON THE TWENTIETH DAY OF MAY 1782 / AGED SIXTY EIGHT / HAVING FOR SEVERAL PREVIOUS YEARS FILLED / WITH THE HIGHEST CREDIT THE ARDUOUS SITUATION / OF REGULATING OFFICER AT THIS PORT / THIS TABLET / TO THE MEMORY OF A BELOVED PARENT / IS ERECTED PURSUANT / TO THE WISHES OF HIS ONLY SURVIVING SON / THE LATE GEORGE BOVER ESQR. OF STOCKTON LODGE / IN THE CITY OF CHESTER'

Details

Description: In the shape of a sarcophagus.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South side of the nave
Materials: Marble
Artists: G. Green

People

Bover, George
Age: 68
Date of Death: 20/5/1782
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Post Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Bover in charge of local press gang.
Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2013