Mary
(Est 1774-1797)

 

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Spouses/Children:
David Wilmot

Mary 1

  • Born: Est 1774
  • Marriage: David Wilmot
  • Died: 23 Jul 1797 aged about 23
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bullet  General Notes:

Died aged 23.

From a plaque in Axminster Church:

Sacred to the memory of Mary,
the beloved wife of
David Willmott Esq.
late Captain in His Majesty's Navy,
whose amiable and elegant person
was dignified by her good
understanding and judgement.
In the bloom of life, the delight
of her friends and the felicity
of her husband, it pleased God to
remove her from this life
to a better one on 23rd July 1797
at the early age of 23.
As a testimony of the most sincere
affection her afflicted husband
deputed his affectionate sisters,
Mary Henderson & Eunice Willmott
to erect this monument to her memory
whilst he, zealous for the
public weal, in nine engagements
was wounded eight times.
On the 8th April 1799 he was killed
by a rifleman at the glorious Siege of Acre
in the 35th year of his age
having established his character as a
brave officer and a just man.


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Mary married David Wilmot, son of William Henry Wilmot and Unknown. (David Wilmot was born Cal 1764 1 and died on 8 Apr 1799 in Acre, Turkey. (Now Israel) 1.) The cause of his death was Shot by a rifleman.


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Sources


1 Justin J Corfield, The Corfields: A history of the Corfields from 1180 to the present day (ISBN 0646143336).


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