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Edward Fenton
Birth: unknown
Death: 1603

English Navigator. Born the son of Henry Fenton in Nottinghamshire. In 1577 he sailed with Sir Martin Frobisher's second expedition in search of the fabled northwest passage in command of the ship Gabriel. The following year he was second in command for Frobisher's third expedition, commanding the Judith. He than served as Brigadier in the civil uprisings in Ireland. In 1582 he won command of an expedition which was to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in order to search out information for a northwest passage. The voyage was unsuccessful and he got no farther than Brazil. In 1583 he had command of the Mary Rose, one of the ships of the fleet formed to oppose the threat from Spain, and participated in the battle of the Spanish Armada. Memorial inscription, translated from the Latin: 'Richard Earl of Cork erected this well deserved monument to his wife's paternal uncle. To the perpetual memory of Edward Fenton, formerly Esquire of the Body to Queen Elizabeth, and who afterwards served with great distinction as Brigadier in the civil commotions occasioned by Shane O' Neil and afterwards by the Earl of Desmond, in Ireland. He subsequently undertook many bold and adventurous voyages in the unknown seas of the Far North exploring previously uninhabited regions. Finally he commanded the Admiral's flagship in the famous naval engagement against the Spanish Armada. He died in 1603.' 'Mid kindred dust Fenton, we lay thee down, Where kindred shade shall greet thy high renown. Not that the living marble shall set forth To future times a sailor's, soldier's worth; Recorded but the line 'Here Fenton lies' Shall living marble's self immortalize' (bio by: Iola) 
 
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St Nicholas Churchyard
Deptford
London Borough of Lewisham
Greater London, England
 
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Originally Created by: Iola
Record added: Nov 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12251100
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