Memorial: M2306

Memorial at All Saint’s Church, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire commemorating William Wilson HEIC d. 1795


All Saint's Church, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England


'TO the Memory of WILLIAM WILSON Esqr. / He derived his Descent from a respectable Family / AFFLUENCE and CREDIT from his VIRTUES and ABILITIES / how fully these were displayed / and with what GALLANTRY and JUDGEMENT they were exerted / the THANKS he received on different OCCASIONS / from the COURT of DIRECTORS of the Hon'ble. the EAST INDIA COMPANY / were ample TESTIMONIES. / Retiring from an active scene / He passed the remainder of his Days in this Village / where during twenty six years / PHILANTHROPY and STRICT INTEGRITY actuated his conduct as a MAGISTRATE / EXEMPLARY PIETY as a CHRISTIAN / on this TABLET / AFFECTION and TRUTH must record / that in every situation deservedly esteemed / He possessed all the amiable and social QUALITIES / which must endear the HUSBAND the PARENT and the FRIEND / The ALMIGHTY / whose gracious Protection he had often experienced / was pleased to remove him from this Life / on the 17th June 1795 aged 80 years'


Description: On the base, a relief of the action off the Cape of Good Hope 9 March 1757. Above, a column with a ship at the base surmounted by a female figure leaning on an anchor.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South wall of chancel
Materials: Marble
Artists: Waddilove
Vessel: Suffolk

Event Category

1756-1763 Seven Years War


Wilson, William
Age: 80
Date of Death: 17/6/1795
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Honourable East India Company


Notes: See Pictures Dept portrait photographs. Sighted 2007, B. Tomlinson.
Recorder: B. Tomlinson
Photographer: B. Tomlinson