The Rt. Honble. The Lord Aubrey BeauclerckSlain at Cartagena in America, Feb: the 24th. 1740/1 in the 31st. Year of his Age. [Six lines of verse below.]
Etching, sheet 380 x 240mm. 15 x 9½". Trimmed to plate.
Lord Aubrey Beauclerk (1711-1741), captain in the royal navy and youngest son of Charles, 1st Duke of St Albans. At Cartagena on the Spanish main, in the attack on the Boca Chica under the command of Vice-admiral Vernon, Lord Aubrey was slain on 22 March 1740-1. A handsome monument to his memory was erected in Westminster Abbey, and a pension of 200l. per annum was conferred on his widow, which she enjoyed till her death on 30 Oct. 1755. By George Vertue (1683 - 1756), after an unidentified artist.
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