Captain Lord Aubrey Beauclerk RN

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Reference WMO/276061


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: Incised
  • Austrian Succession (1740-1748)
About the memorial: Memorial in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London commemorating Captain Lord Aubrey Beauclerk RN d. 1741. Bust in Roman armour, above inscription panel, trophies and a coat of arms. Grandson of Charles II and Nell Gwynne. He died during the third attempt to take Cartagena in 1741. Verse by Edward Young (Roscoe gives James Thomson as the possible author of the verse). Design V&A D1058-1887. It has flaming urns instead of the naval trophies flanking the plinth supporting the portrait of Beauclerk. North Transept, west aisle.
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'Whilst BRITAIN boast her Empire o'er the Deep / This Marble shall Compell the Brave to weep / As men as Britons, & as Soldiers mourn / 'Tis Dauntless, Loyal, Virtuous BEAUCLERK'S Urn / Sweet were his Manners, as his Soul was great / And ripe his Worth, tho' immature his Fate, / Each tender Grace yt Joy & Love inspires / Living; he mingles with his Martial Fires; / Dying he bid BRITANNIA'S Thunder roar / and SPAIN still felt him when he breath'd no more. The LORD AUBREY BEAUCLERK, was the youngest Son of CHARLES DUKE of ST ALBANS by / DIANA Daughter of AUBREY DE VERE EARL of OXFORD / He went early to Sea & was made a Commander in 1731. In the Year 1740 he was sent upon/that Memorable Expedition to CARTAGENA, under the Command of ADMIRAL VERNON in / his MAJESTY'S Ship the PRINCE FREDERICK, which with three others was ordered to Cannonade the / Castle of BOCACHICA. One of those being obliged to quit her Station the PRINCE FREDERICK / was exposed not only to the Fire from the Castle, but to that of the Fort St JOSEPH & to two Ships/that guarded the Mouth of the Harbour; which he Sustained for many Hours that Day / and part of the next with uncommon Intrepidity. / As he was giving his Commands upon Deck both his legs were Shot off but Such was his / Magninimity yt he would not Suffer his Wounds, to be drest til he had communicated his Orders to/his first Lieutenant wch were to Fight his Ship to the last Extremity / Soon after this he gave some / Directions about his private Affairs & then resign'd his soul with the Dignity of a Hero & a Christian. / Thus he was taken off in the 21st Year of his Age an Illustrious Commander of Superior / Fortitude & Clemency, Aimiable in his Person, Steady in his Affection & equall'd by few / in the Social & Domestic Virtues of Politeness, Modesty, Candour & Benevolence / He Marry'd the Widow of COLL:FRAS ALEXANDER, a daughter of / SR. HENRY NEWTON KT, Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of FLORENCE / & the Republic of GENOA & Judge of the High Court of Admiralty &c.'

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