James 1st Earl of Stanhope

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Reference WMO254016

Address:

St Botolph's Church

Chevening Road

Chevening

TN14 6HG

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Non-Specific Conflict
About the memorial: A dark tablet with gold letters. Surmounted by a frieze bearing a semi-circular pediment painted with the Earls arms.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY / OF / JAMES EARL STANHOPE, / WHOSE CONSUMMATE TALENTS AND GLORIOUS SERVICES / BOTH AS WARRIOR, AND AS A STATESMAN, / COMMANDED THE VENERATION OF HIS OWN COUNTRY/ AND THE APPLAUSE OF OTHER NATIONS, / EQUALLY ILLUSTRIOUS / IN THE ARMY IN THE SENATE AND IN THE COUNCIL / BY HIS FIRMNESS, HIS INTEGRITY, AND HIS WISDOM / HE DESERVED AND ADORNED / THE EXALTED HONORS (sic) / WITH WHICH HE WAS REWARDED / BY KING GEORGE THE FIRST, / AND EXHIBITED A SPLENDID EXAMPLE / WHICH ALL SHOULD SEEK TO EMULATE, / WHICH FEW COULD HOPE TO EQUAL, / WHICH NONE COULD EVER EXCELL,. / ON THE 5TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 1720 / HE TERMINATED IN THE 47TH YEAR OF HIS AGE / A LIFE PASSED IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VIRTUE / AND WHICH WAS JUSTLY DEAR / TO HIS FAMILY AND HIS FRIENDS / TO HIS COUNTRY AND HIS KING. / ---------- / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED ON HIS TOMB / AS A TESTIMONIAL / OF VENERATION AND OF GRATITUDE / BY HIS GREAT GRAND SON / PHILIP HENRY EARL STANHOPE. / IN THE YEAR 1817.

James 1st Earl of Stanhope

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