Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Carisbrooke : St Mary's Church -
- Memorial to Sir Faithful Fortescue -

Location

In St Mary's Church, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, PO30 1SS.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40714
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Mary's Church is Listed Grade I. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A brass plaque commemorating Sir Faithful Fortescue who took part in the English Civil War, 1642.

The plaque was erected by a descendant, in 1866, on the 200th anniversary of his death.

It was manufactured by Hart & Son, London.
Memorial

Carisbrooke St Mary's : Fortescue
 
Inscription


IN MEMORY OF COLONEL SIR FAITHFUL FORTESCUE, KNIGHT, SON OF
JOHN FORTESCUE, ESQRE, OF BUCKLAND FILLEIGH IN DEVON BY
SUSANNAH DAUGHTER OF SIR JOHN CHICHESTER OF RALEIGH - HE WAS
A DISTINGUISHED ROYALIST OFFICER AND FOUGHT IN SEVERAL
BATTLES OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR. AT THE RESTORATION HE BECAME
A GENTLEMAN OF THE PRIVY CHAMBER TO KING CHARLES THE SECOND.
HAVING LEFT LONDON TO AVOID THE CONTAGION OF THE PLAGUE HE
RETIRED SOON AFTERWARDS BEING THEN OF A GREAT AGE. DIED AT THE
MANOR OF BOWCOMBE IN THIS PARISH AND WAS BURIED WITHIN THESE
PRECINCTS ON THE XXIX DAY OF MAY A.D. MDCLXVI.

THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY HIS ELDEST MALE REPRESENTATIVE
THOMAS (FORTESCUE) LORD CLERMONT A.D. 1866

HART & SON LONDON


 
Further Information

For an account of the battle of Edge Hill in which Sir Faithful Fortescue took place, see :

The British Civil Wars & Commonwealth website


 


 
 

 
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