St John the Evangelist's Church, Shobdon (Bateman Memorial)

Recent Photograph of St John the Evangelist's Church (Bateman Memorial) (Shobdon)

The Inscription reads:

Sacred to the Memory of John, Lord Viscount BATEMAN, Baron of Culmore,
in the Kingdom of Ireland: one of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council;
and many years Lord Lieutenant of this County;
who died March II MDCCCII: aged LXXXI [March 2nd 1802 aged 91
His Virtues did honour to Human Nature,
He was Generous and Charitable without Ostentation;
of Elegant Manners, Friendly and Hospitable,
He lived revered and died lamented by all who had the happiness of knowing his worth.
In grateful remembrance of the many benefits received from him,
This Monument was caused to be erected by his near kinsman and
through his munificence, the present possessor of this estate.
A.D. MDCCIV. [1804]

(Transcription provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 17th May 2007.
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