Hon. Cpt. W Berkeley

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Reference WMO249265

Address:

St Mary the Virgin Church

Silver Street

Bruton

Bruton

BA10 0EF

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:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • 18th Century Wars
About the memorial: Large, black marble, nowy-headed plaque with white marble tomb in relief above which are naval symbols in relief supporting an urn.Below centre is family crest.Berkeley died from small pox whilst commanding his ship.
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To the Memory of the Hon'ble Captain William Berkeley (Second Son of William Lord Berkeley of Stratton) who died Commander of his Majesty's Ship HMS the Tyger, in his passage from the Coast of Guinea to the West Indies, on the 25th March 1733, in the 33rd year of his age & was buried in the Ocean. Just, Generous, Steady, Intrepid, Gentle. Loved, honoured and Lamented by his Friends. Eminently distinguished in his profession.Still serving his Country by his Example. This monument was erected in the year 1749 by his most Affectionate Brother John Lord Berkeley of Stratton.

Hon. Captain William Berkeley

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