Memorial: M5712

Memorial in St Dunstan’s Church, Stepney, London dedicated to Admiral John Berry d. 1690


St Dunstan's Church, Stepney, London, England


'Ne id nescias Lector, D. IOANNES BERRY / Devoniensis Dignitate Equestri Clarus, Mari / tantum non Imperator, De Rege et Patria, / quod et Barbari noriunt, bene Meritus. / Magnam ob Res fortiter gestus adeptus / Gloriam, fama, Satur post multas / Reportatas Victorias, cum ab Aliis / Vinci non Potuit Fatis cessit 14 Febr 1689 / Baptizatus 7 Jan 1635.' Lest you forget, oh reader! The D. John Berry, of knightly rank from Devon. There was not a better commander known throughout the seas, even by the Barbarians, for having done many great and brave deeds for his King and Country. Rich in Glory and Fame after many glorious victories, because he could not be overcome by anyone else, he surrendered only to Death on 14 February 1689. He had been baptized on 7 January 1635.]


Description: Bust contemporary dress in a niche, pediment above, inscription tablet below
Type: Wall monument
Position: North side of nave
Materials: Marble

Event Category

1672-1674 Third Anglo-Dutch War


Berry, John
Age: 55
Date of Death: 14/2/1690
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: John Cox and Christopher Chessun 'Pitkin Guide, St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney' (Norwich, 2002). Translation Silvia Bozzato.