Memorial: M2878

Memorial in the Parish Church, Kingston, Jamaica commemorating Vice-Admiral John Benbow d. 1702


St Thomas Church, Kingston, Jamaica, Rest of the World


'Here lyeth interred, the body of John BENBOW Esqr., Admiral of the White: A true pattern of English courage: who lost hys life in defence of hys Queene and country, November ye 1702 in the 52nd year of hys age by a wound in his leg, received in an engagement with Mons. Du Casse, being much lamented'


Type: Ledger
Position: Chancel
Materials: Blue slate



Event Date


Event Category

1739-1748 War of the Austrian Succession


Benbow, John
Age: 51
Date of Death: 4/11/1702
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral of the White
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Inscription overstates age by 3 years. Incorrect coat-of-arms. Also known as Kingston Parish Church.
Bibliography: 'Dictionary of National Biography'; Capt J.H. Lawrence-Archer 'Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies' (London, 1875).
Recorder: E.G. Allsopp. 30/09/1969