Captain Richard Le Neve (3rd Dutch War 1673)

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Reference WMO/275977


Westminster Abbey

Deans Yard





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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: Unknown
  • 17th Century Wars
About the memorial: Memorial tablet in the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London commemorating Captain Richard Le Neve RN d. 1673 in the 3rd Dutch War. The inscription says "here lies the body" but as it is a wall tablet the body may be nearby but the tablet is not a gravestone.
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'Here lyeth the Body of / RICHARD LE NEVE Esquire / who after severall engagements / for his Majesties service wherein / hee behav'd himself with honor / & applause, being appointed / Commander of his Majesties / ship the Edgar, was vnfort / nately Kill'd in the flower of / his age, being but 27 yeares / old, after hee had signalised / his valour to admiration in / that sharp engagement with / the Hollanders which happen’d / on 11th of August 1673'

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