Memorial: M2326

Plaque in Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire commemorating the Reverend Richard Walter d.1785


St Andrew's Church, Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire, England


'This brass is dedicated by his descendants to the memory of the Reverend Richard WALTER MA sometime fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, Chaplain of Portsmouth Dockyard 1745-1785, chaplain of H.M.S. CENTURION in commodore ANSON'S expedition and author of the well known "Voyage round the world". He died 10th March 1785 aged 67, and was buried in this church, the manor at this time belonging to his family. In the same grave rests Jane his wife who died December 1813 age 90'


Type: Plaque
Position: South wall of chancel
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Centurion

Event Category

1739-1748 War of the Austrian Succession


Walter, Richard
Age: 67
Date of Death: 10/3/1785
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Chaplain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Recorder: Reverend William Henry Donnan 1987