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English: Mural monument to William Clevland (1664-1734) of Tapeley in the parish of Westleigh, North Devon. Westleigh Church, east end of north aisle. Inscribed thus:

"Sacred to the memory of William Cleuland of Tapley Esqr descended from an antient family in Scotland. He served his prince and country as a commander in the Royal Navy in the reign of King William, Queen Anne and King George the 1st in which time he was in every brave and memorable action at sea. His conduct was never aspersed his courage never questioned. Discretion govern'd the former, the latter was Reason's guide. In 1718 as a reward for his long and faithful service he was appointed one of the principal officers and of His Majesties Navy. This he held 14 years with reputation and honour when being wearied out with worldly business retired into the country where he devoted himself to the offices of religion in hopes of a joyful resurrection. In 1704 he marryed Anna one of the daughters of John Davie of Orleigh Esqr (who departed this life 4th February 1726 aged 37) by whom he had several children and dyed the 2d of June 1734 in the 70th year of his age.

John Cleuland his only surviving son in perpetual testimony of filial duty to his dear father hath caused this monument to be erected".

Below is a relief sculpted white marble escutcheon showing the arms of Clevland impaling Davie: A ship with two masts or the sails trussed up and twisted to the masts argent adorned with flags charged with the cross of England on a chief of the second three cinquefoils pierced gules. Above is the crest of Clevland: A dexter cubit arm grasping in the hand a sword hilted and pommelled or point to sinister.
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Author (Lobsterthermidor (talk) 21:51, 11 October 2014 (UTC))


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