Lieutenant John Read RM (Battle of Cayenne 1809)

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Reference WMO/275772


Parish Church of St James the Great

St Kew

PL30 3HB


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Wall tablet commemorating James Read and family. Relief of obelisk on pediment. Lt John Read was killed in the assault on Cayenne 1809 and buried at sea.
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'SACRED / to the Memory of / The Revd JAMES READ A,M, / many Years Vicar of this Parish / who was buried 12 Septr 1760 / aged 55 / And of his wife JANE: / who was buried 25th May 1752 aged 46: / with two of their infant children / Also their son JAMES READ M.D. / of Tremeare in St Tudy / who departed this Life / 12th Novr 1806 / Aged 52 / And his wife LOVEDAY, eldest Daughter / of / Trehane Symons Esqr. of Trevine in St Minver / who departed this Life 25th March 1821 / aged 71 / with several of their infant children / Also in Memory of the sons / of James and Loveday Read / the Revd. TREHANE SYMONS READ A.B. / who departed this Life 21st May 1809 / aged 27: / And Lieut. JOHN READ of the Royal Marines / who fell gallantly fighting in his Country's Service / at the reduction of Cayenne 8th January, 1809 / aged 20: / and was buried in the Ocean.'

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