Memorial: M6607

Memorial at St Antony in Roseland, Cornwall to Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Spry d. 1775

Location

St Anthony's Church, St Anthony in Roseland, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'SIR RICHARD SPRY, KT/ REAR ADMIRAL OF THE WHITE /
SEVERAL YEARS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF H.M. SHIPS / IN NORTH-AMERICA, THE MEDITERRANEAN, AND PLYMOUTH. / HE WAS ENVOY TO THE EMPEROR OF MOROCCO / AND THE STATES OF BARBARY. /
HE DIED ON THE 25TH OF NOVEMBER 1775, AGED 60 YEARS. /
THIS MONUMENT AS A TESTIMONY OF GRATITUDE IS ERECTED / BY HIS AFFECTIONATE NEPHEW ADMIRAL THOMAS SPRY.'

Details

Description: Marble wall tablet, the relief in the shape of a gothic arch. The the right, seated Britannia leaning on an urn, facing the stern of a naval vessel.
Type: Wall monument
Materials: Marble
Date Erected: Circa 1799
Artists: R. Westmacott

People

Spry, Richard
Age: 60
Date of Death: 25/11/1775
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

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