SIR FAITHFUL FORTESCUE

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Reference WMO214922

Address:

St Mary the Virgin Church

Hugh Street

Carisbrooke

Isle of Wight

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
About the memorial: BRASS PLAQUE IN CHURCH
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IN MEMORY OF COLONEL SIR FAITHFUL FORTESCUE,KNIGHT, SON OF JOHNFORTESCUE ESQRE OF BUCKLAND FILLEIGH IN DEVON BY SUSANNAH DAUGHTER OF SIR JOHN CHICHESTER OF RALEIGH. HE WAS A DISTINGUISHED ROYALIST OFFICER AND FOUGHT SEVERAL BATTLES OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAS. AT THE RESTORATION HE BECAME A GENTLEMAN OF THE PRIVY CHAMBER TO KING CHARLES THE SECOND,HAVING LEFT LONDON TO AVOID THE CONTAGION OF THE PLAGUE HE RETIRED SOON AFTERWARDS BEING THEN OF A GREAT AGE DIED AT THE MANOR OF BOWCOMBE IN THIS PARISH AND WAS BURIED WITHIN THESE PRECINCTS ON THE XXIX DAY OF MAY MDCLXVI. THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY HIS ELDEST MALE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS(FORTESCUE) LORD CLERMONT AD 1866

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