St Mary, Hanley Castle – 58

Lechmere

Lechmere

Memorial to Captain Edmund Lechmere formerly Commander of Her Majesty’s Ship Linn and late of the Lime on board of which he departed this life ye 16 January 1703 of the wounds he received in an engagement with a French Privateer of 46 Guns from whom he protected a large fleet of merchant ships all into safety.

The memorial goes on at length.