Captain Roger Vavasor- at St Saviour's Church

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Reference WMO/275776


St Saviour's Church

Church Close




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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
  • League of Augsburg (1688-1697)
About the memorial: Marble Tablet. At the top, a broken segmental pediment supporting allegorical figures, with an urn in the centre. The inscription table is flanked by putti supported on brackets, family arms below.
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‘Memoriae Sacrum / Rogeri Vavasor Qui fortiter / Se defendendo, & publico Patriae / Inimico oppugnando magnanimae / Succubuit Morti, / Vicesimo octavo Die Mensis Martij, / Anno Dom 1696 Aerat 34 / Et / Iuxta hunc Locum / Conduntur Reliquiae / Henrici Vavasor Filii / Vnici Rogeri supradicti / Spe Resurrectionis Generalis / Qui / Obiit secundo Die Mensis Sept / Anno Dom 1727 / Anno / Aetat 36’ [Translation] Sacred to the memory of Roger Vavasor who, bravely defending himself and attacking the common enemy of the fatherland succumbed to a hero’s death on 28th March 1696, aged 34. And next to this place are interred the remains of Henry Vavasor, only son of the above-named Roger, who died on the 2nd December 1727 aged 36.

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