Memorial: M3994

Memorial in Shrewsbury, Shropshire commemorating Vice-Admiral  John Benbow d. 1702

Location

St Marys Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Transcript

'ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES OF / JOHN BENBOW ESQRE VICE ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE, / A SKILFUL AND DARING SEAMAN / WHOSE HEROIC EXPLOITS RENDERED HIM THE BOAST OF THE BRITISH NAVY, / AND STILL POINT HIM OUT AS THE NELSON OF HIS TIME / HE WAS BORN AT COTON HILL, IN THIS PARISH, AND DIED AT KINGSTON IN JAMAICA / NOVEMBER 4TH 1702, AGED 51 YEARS / OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN HIS MEMORABLE ACTION / WITH A FRENCH SQUADRON OFF CARTAGENA IN THE WEST INDIES / FOUGHT ON THE 19TH AND FIVE FOLLOWING DAYS OF AUGUST IN THAT YEAR'

Details

Description: Relief of a ship in action above inscription. Monument surmounted by oval relief portrait of Benbow with anchor, ensign and gun behind.
Type: Memorial
Position: St Catherines Chapel
Date Erected: 1844
Artists: John Evan Thomas

Event

Battle of Cartagena

Event Date

1702

Event Category

1701-1714 War of the Spanish Succession

People

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

Extra

Recorder: Mr. Saunders