Memorial: M4164

Monument at St Helier’s Church, St Helier, Jersey commemorating Captain Philip de Saumarez RN d.  1747


St Helier's Church, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands


'The brave but unfortunate Philip de Saumarez Esq. (son of Matthew de Saumarez Esq. of the Island of Guernsey by Ann Durell his wife) commander of His Majesties ship NOTTINGHAM, who acquired glory to his country by his death, being slain in the sea fight when the French were defeated on the 14th October 1747, ordered this monument to be raised in memory of this lady, his aunt from a love of her virtues, gratitude for favours and sorrow for her death'


Description: On base of monument to Madelaine Durell
Type: Monument
Artists: Henry Cheere
Vessel: HMS Nottingham


Battle off Cape Finisterre

Event Category

1739-1748 War of the Austrian Succession


Saumarez, Philip
Age: 37
Date of Death: 14/10/1747
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Recorder: John Jean, La Société Jersiaise