Memorial: M4006

Memorial in St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield commemorating Captain Streynsham Master RN d. 1724


Church of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London, England


'Near this place lies ye Body / of IAMES MASTER of East-Langdon in ye County / of Kent Esqre. He married Ioyce only Daughter / of Sr CHRISTOPHER TORNOR, of Milton-Ernest in ye / County of Bedford, Kt one of ye Barons of ye Court of Exchequer / in ye reign of King Charles ye 2 by whom / he had 4 Sons & 10 Daughters. He departed this Life / Aug: 9th 1702, Aged 75. / He was ye son of RICHARD MASTER of East / Langdon Esqr by Ann his Wife Daughter of / Sr IAMES OXENDEN of Dean, in ye Parish of Wingham / in ye county of Kent, by whom the said RICHD MASTER / had twelve Sons and eight Daughters. She died Ian 30th 1705/Aged 99 years and six Months and lies interred in this place. / Ye said RICHARD MASTER / was the Son of Sr EDWARD MASTER, / of the same place Kt Governour of Dover Castle, / by Audery one of ye Daughters and Coheirs of / ROBT. STREYNSHAM of Ospring in ye said County Esqre. / STREYNSHAM MASTER / the only surviving Son of IAMES MASTER Esqre / married ELIZABETH only Daughter and Heir of / RICHARD OXENDEN of Brook, in ye Parish of Wingham in ye County of Kent Esqre / and departed this life Iune 22: 1724, Aged 42 years: / being married 4 Months, and lies there interred / Leaving no Issue, / The said STREYNSHAM MASTER / Commanded several ships in ye Royal Navy / and did in ye Year 1718, / particularly distinguish himself / in ye Engagement against ye Spaniards / On ye Coast of Sicily; by forcing / the Spanish Admiral in Chief / to Surrender to him'


Description: Below the stepped cornice is a plain frieze. The tablet rests on a moulded shelf with flanking scrolled wings at the base.
Type: Wall monument
Position: Ambulatory wall south side
Vessel: HMS Superbe


1714-1738 Inter-War Period


Master, Streynsham
Age: 43
Date of Death: 22/6/1724
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)