Captain George Grigby

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Reference WMO264603

Address:

All Saints Church

The Street

Drinkstone

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: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Coffer shaped white marble tablet with family coat of arms on lid
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY/OF GEORGE GRIGBY, ESQ.,/YOUNGEST SON OF JOSHUA GRIGBY,OF DRINKSTON,/AND CAPTAIN OF THE 11TH REGT. OF INFANTRY./ON BOARD A TRANSPORT BOUND TO CADIZ, HE WAS RUN DOWN/BY THE FRANCHISE FRIGATE, OFF FALMOUTH,/FEBRUARY 21ST 1811/AND PERISHED TOGETHER WITH 233 SOULS./AGED 39 YEARS./ A FAITHFUL FRIEND INSCRIBES THIS MARBLE TO THE MEMORY/OF ONE, WHOSE UNASSUMING VIRTUES ENDEARED HIM TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM;/WHOSE HONOUR, GENEROSITY, AND UPRIGHT INTENTION, SHONE CONSPICUOUS IN EVERY ACTION,/ WHOSE FIRMNESS OF PRINCIPLE, AND TRUST IN PROVIDENCE, NO ADVERSITY COULD SHARE, AND WHOSE HUMBLE RESIGNATION AND PIOUS HOPES WERE SUPPORTED THROUGH LIFE/BY THIS REFLECTION, THAT "INSCRUTABLE AS ARE HIS WAYS." "GOD IS EVER JUST."//

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