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Sir Thomas ALSTON 5th Bt. [3060]
(1724-1774)
Margaret LEE [4034]
(-1809)
Juistinian RAYNSFORD of Brixworth Northants. [4039]
Elizabeth HILL [25040]
Capt Thomas ALSTON [4036]
(1758-1823)
Elizabeth RAYNSFORD [4038]
(1756-)

Lieut. Thomas ALSTON [4043]
(1784-1807)

 

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Lieut. Thomas ALSTON [4043]

  • Born: 21 Feb 1784
  • Died: 3 Feb 1807, Monte Video Uruguay at age 22
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Thomas served with the 40th Regiment of Foot, and was killed at the seige of Monte Video in Uruguay, in a covert action by the British against the Spanish supporting a local uprising against Spanish rule. He has a fine sculptured monument by Bacon in Odell Church with exquisite detail illustrating the seige.
Ref Rev David Streater Vicar of Odell 2003.

TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS ALSTON
LIEUTENANT OF THE 40TH REGT. OF FOOT.
Who fell in the prime of his Youth
At the head of his gallant Soldiers
Upon the breach at Monte Video
In the Moment of Victory.
His mildness of Disposition and Affability of Manners
Shone conspicuously amidst the energies of a vigorous and active mind;
And his display of early Virtues was embellished by the promise of great professional Talents.
His loss is deeply and sincerely lamented by his friends and afflicted Family
Who with pious gratitude record The merits of a life devoted to and closed
In the Service of his Country.
OH LORD RECEIVE HIS SPIRIT.
Born 21 Feb. 1784 Died 3 Feb. 1807."
(In Odell Church, Bedfordshire on a MMI against the South Wall)


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