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eminent services and military skill, he was, on December 8th following, declared general of the marine forces : and about the same time, the magistrates of Edinburgh, in consideration of his many favours to Scotsmen, &c. complimented him with the freedom of their city, which he was pleased to accept very politely. .
In January, 1760, he sailed for the bay of Quiberon, with a small squadron, in order to watch the motions and distress the commerce of the French; but was driven back, before the end of that month, to Spithead, by stress of weather. However, he sailed again on February 6th; and meeting with a series of tempestuous weather, was forced into Plymouth, with his little fleet very much shattered, on the 15th : but the Ramilies, a 90-gun ship, overshooting the sound, and being embayed near a point called the Bolt-head, was drove from her anchors, and dashed in pieces among the rocks; all her officers and men, to the number of seven hundred, being lost, except one midshipman and twentyfive mariners. He was, in the course of the ensuing summer, alternately with Sir Edward Hawke, commander in Quiberonbay, where, baving no object to exert his military talents, he shewed his benevolence to mankind by possessing himself of a small island near the river Vannes, and cultivating and planting it with vegetables for the use of the men afficted with scorbutic disorders, arising from salt provision, sea-air, and want of proper exercise. That was the last public service done by this brave officer, who, if he had an equal, had no superior; for he was cut off by a bilious fever on January 30th, 1761. He lies interred in the parish church of St. Michael, at Penkevil in Cornwall, where a monument of exquisite workmanship, designed by Mr. Adam, and executed by Mr. Rysbrack, stands erected to his memory, with an appropriate inscription. k
* Here lies the Right Honourable
His birth, though noble,
His titles, though illustrious,
With what ardent zeal,
Admiral Boscawen was returned one of the representatives for the borough of Truro, in Cornwall, to the ninth parliament of Great Britain, summoned to meet on June 25, 1741. He was likewise elected for the same borough to the next parliament, which first sat for the dispatch of business on November 12th, 1747 ; and also for Saltash, in the same county; but chose bis seat for the former, by which he was likewise elected to the ensuing parliament, which met on May 31st, 1754. Among his
With what successful valour,
He served his country;
In command .
Superior to every difficulty;
His example formed, while
He united the gentlest offices of humanity;
And the rigours of discipline,
Of a father.
Thus beloved and revered,
Of his toils and dangers,
Died of a fever,
The 50ih of his age,
Of the enemies of his country)
And of her affection.
other offices, he had that of an elder brother of the Trinity-house, which is conferred on none but those who have distinguished themselves in some of the maritime departments.
His Lady, who erected the aforesaid monument, was Frances, daughter of William-Evelyn Glanville, of St. Clere, in Kent, Esq. and by her, whom he married in December, 1742, and who died February 26th, 1805, he left three sons, and two daughters, viz.
Edward-Hugh, born on September 13th, 1744, died unmarried at Spa, in Germany, July 17th, 1774.
William-Glanville, born on August 11th, 1751, but was unfortunately drowned, when bathing in a pond, at Jamaica, A. D. 1769
George Evelyn, born on May 6th, 1758, who succeeded his uncle as third Viscount.
Frances, born on March 7th, 1746; and married July 5th, 1773, to the Hon. John Leveson Gower, brother to the late Marquis of Stafford ; by whom she was mother of the present general Gower, &c.
And Elizabeth, born on May 28th, 1747, married January 2d, • 1766, to Henry Somerset, the late Duke of Beaufort.
Hugh, SECOND VIscount Falmouth, when a commoner, was member for Truro, in Cornwall, in the parliament summoned to meet on November 28th, 1727. And after succeeding to the bonours, on October 25th, 1734, was constituted captain of the yeomen of his Majesty's guard. On the breaking out of the rebellion in 1745, his Lordship had such an interest in the county of Cornwall, that 6387 persons signed an association to appear armed, in the best manner they could, under his command (being impowered by his Majesty to form into troops, or companies, such who were willing to associate themselves) or under some other officer or officers, commissioned by him, in order to defend his Majesty's sacred person and government, preserve the peace of their county, their religion, liberties, properties, and every thing dear to them as Englishmen; and, at the hazard of their lives and fortunes, oppose all invaders, rebels, and traitors whatsoever : which association his Lordship presented to his Majesty at St. James's, on December 18th following. His Lordship also presented an address to the same effect, from the borough of Penzance, whereof he was recorder; and the ministry having thought it expedient, on that emergency, to raise two regiments of horse,
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and thirteen of foot, under as many noblemen of known attachment to the government, his Lordship was impowered to raise one of the regiments of infantry. His Lordship, having thus initiated himself in the military service, was promoted to the rank of major-general on March 7, 1755, to that of lieutenant-general on February 8th, 1759, and to that of general on May 25th, 1772. On December 15th, 1756, his Lordship was sworn one of his Majesty's privy.council, and took his seat at the board accordingly. At the accession of the present King, on October 25th, 1760, his Lordship was continued in the office of captain of the yeomen of the guard, and likewise in his place at the council-table. His Lordship married May 6th, 1736, Hannah-Catharina-Maria, widow of Richard Russel, Esq. and daughter of Thomas Smith, of Worpiesdon, in the county of Surry, Gent. but had no issue : m and dying February 4th, 1782, aged seventy-four," was succeeded by his nephew,
GEORGE-EVBLYN, (son of admiral Boscawen) who thus became THIRD VISCOUNT FALMOUTH.
His Lordship married, June 26th, 1784, Miss Crewe, only daughter and heir of John Crewe, Esq. of Bolesworth castle, in Cheshire; and by her, who died August 10th, 1793, had issue,
First, John Evelyn, present peer.
Second, Elizabeth, born May 17th, 1785, married, June 23d, 1808, Lord Arthur-John-Henry Somerset, younger son of Henry, late Duke of Beaufort, K. G.
m He left a natural son Hugh, some time member of parliament for St. Mawes, and knight-marshal of his Majesty's household, who died September
Engraved on his brass coffin plate, size 13 by 17. Arms Boscawen impaling, Argent, a fesse dancette between three roses, Gules, with supporters, crest, motto, &c.
“ The Right Hon. Hugh Boscawen
in the county of Cornwall,
Captain of the Yeomen of
his Majesty's Body Guards,
He married, May 6th, 1736,
Widow of Richard Russel, Esq.
Third, Frances, died February 4th, 1794.
EDWARD, eldest son, succeeded his father as fourth Viscount Falmout!. His Lordship was born May 10th, 1787. His Lordship was for a short time in the foot-guards; and, while a comnioner, was, in 1807, elected member of parliament for Truro.
Titles. Edward Boscawen, Viscount Falmouth, and Baron Boscawen-Rose.
Creations. Baron Boscawen-Rose, and Viscount Falmouth, in Cornwall, on June 13th, 1720, 6 Geo. I.
Arms. Ermine, a rose, Gules, barbed and seeded, proper. Crest. On a wreath, a falcon, close, proper.
Supporters. Two sea lions, Argent, gutty de larmes, i.e. spotted with blue drops.
Motto. Patience Passe Science.