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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
North Cornwall
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1714
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

Parish Church of St. James the Great
North Cornwall
EX23 9QQ

OS Grid Ref: SS 25255 11341
Denomination: Church of England

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White marble inscription tablet flanked by two pillars supporting an entablature. Whole is mounted on a dark coloured marble background with relics of battle in relief on it. Two angels stand at each end of the entablature flanking a smaller tablet with a coloured coat of arms surmounting it. Guns, banners, drums, and swords are depicted to the left and right side of the inscription tablet. At the base are axes, a helmet, swords, and banners.
Here lyes all that was mortall of the most noble &/truly valiant Sir Bevill Granville of Stowe in the/County of Cornwall, Earl of Corbile & Lord of/Thorigny & Granville in France & Normandy/Descended in a direct line from Robert Second/son of ye warlike Rollo Forst Duke of Normandy/who after having obtained diverse signall victoryes/over ye rebells in ye west was at length slain with/many wounds at the Battle of Lansdowne July ye 5th/1643. He was born ye 23 day of March 1595 and was/deposited with his noble and heroick ancesteros in this/Church ye 26th July 1643. He married the most/virtuous Lady Grace daughter of Sir George Smith/of ye County of Devon by whom he had many/sons. Emmenr for their loyalty and firm adherence/to ye Crown & Church. And severall daughters/remarkable examples of true piety/he was indeed an excellent person whose (...)/interest & reputation was ye foundation of what/had been done in Cornwall & his temper &/ affections so publick that no accident which/happened could make any impressions in him/And his example kept others from making any/thing ill or at least seeming to do so, In a word/a brighter courageous gentler disposition were/never marryd together to make ye most cheerful/& innocent conversation/VD: Earl of Clarendon's history of ye rebellion/to ye immortal memory of his (...) grandfather this/monument was erected by ye Right Hono. George Lee/Lansdowne Treasurer of ye household to Queen Anne/one of Her Majesty's most Hon Privy Council in ye/year of our Lord 1714.
Inscription legible?
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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