Col. James Bringfield (or Bringfeild)

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Reference WMO/284537

Address:

Westminster Abbey

Deans Yard

Westmiinster

London

SW1P 3PA

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: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Spanish Succession (1701-1714)
About the memorial: Elaborately carved marble tablet set into a trefoil shaped niche. The central oval dedication is surmounted by the Bringfeild coat of arms and surrounded by draped tapestry, military trophies and winged cherub heads. Mounted on the top of the tablet is an unidentified gilded device - see image
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TO THE MEMORY OF/YE WORTHILY HONOURED COLONELL/JAMES BRINGFEILD BORN IN/ABINGDON IN YE COUNTY BERKS./EQUERRY TO HIS ROYALL HIGHNESS/PRINCE GEORGE OF DENMARK, AIDE DE CAMP/& GENTLEMAN OF THE HORSE TO HIS GRACE YE DUKE OF/MARLBOROUGH (THE VICTORIOUS GENERAL OF HER/MAJESTYS FORCES BEYOND THE SEA) WHO WHILE HE WAS/REMOUNTING HIS LORD UPON A FRESH HORSE, HIS FORMER/FAYLING UNDER HIM, HAD HIS HEAD FATALLY SHOTT BY A/CANON BALL IN YE BATTELL OF RAMELIES ON WHITSUNDAY YE/12TH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1706 AND OF HIS/AGE 50: AND SO HAVEING GLORIOUSLY ENDED HIS DAYS/IN YE BED OF HONOUR, LYES INTERRED AT BAVECHEM IN THE/PROVINCE OF BRABANT . A PRINCIPAL PART OF YE ENGLISH/GUARDS ATTENDING HIS OBSEQUIES, WHERE MAY HIS VALIENT/REMAINS REST IN PEACE AND YE SURVIVING FAME OF/HIS COURAGE, VERTUE AND TRUE PIETY OF WHICH/THIS CHURCH WAS OFTEN A WITNESS) LIVE, GROW/& SPREAD, BOTH HERE AND ABROAD FOR EVER. THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED/BY HIS MOURNFULL & EQUALLY LOVEING &/BELOVED WIDOW CLEMENCE/BRINGFEILD 1706

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