Memorial: M5110

Memorial in the Old English Cemetery, Livorno, Italy commemorating John Bayley d. 1710


Old English Cemetery, Via Giuseppe Verdi, Livorno, Italy, Rest of the World


'Hic jacet / Iohannes Bayley anglus / navis Hannover ductor / qui / aetatem agens annorum XXV / in conflictu cum duabus triremibus Gallicis / strenue pugnans / die xii Augusti MDCCX / insigni vulnere percussus / occubuit' [Here lies John Bayley Englishman, Commander of the ship 'Hannover' who died at the age of 25 mortally wounded while fighting valiantly in an action with two French warships on 12 August 1710.]


Vessel: Hanover


1701-1714 War of the Spanish Succession


Bayley, John
Age: 25
Date of Death: 12/8/1710
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Commander


Notes: Commander of the 'Hanover Galley' privateer, killed in action with two French Galleys. Letters of marque 14 June 1706, 24 August 1709, 27 May 1710. National Archive HCA 26/14/178. Translation Silvia Bozzato.
Bibliography: G.G. Milner-Gibson-Cullum; Francis Campbell Macauley 'The inscriptions in the old British cemetery of Leghorn' (Leghorn, 1906) p.28.