John “Foul Weather Jack” Byron

John “Foul Weather Jack” Byron

Birth
England
Death 10 Apr 1786 (aged 62)
Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 35406304 · View Source
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Vice-Admiral The Honourable John Byron. He is credited by older sources with having discovered Patagonia. Certainly, he was ship-wrecked there. In 1765, he retrieved the Falkland Islands on behalf of Great Britain, starting a feud which still continues to this day (2009). He is stated to be interred in the Berkeley family vault, within the church. John Byron was grandfather of the the famous poet, Lord Byron, and is often referred to as "foul weather Jack".

Byron's grandson, the poet, gave him this epitath:-

"Reversed for me our grandsire's fate of yore,-
He had no rest at sea, nor I on shore."


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  • Created by: Kelvin Adams
  • Added: 31 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35406304
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John “Foul Weather Jack” Byron (8 Nov 1723–10 Apr 1786), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35406304, citing St Mary's Churchyard, Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Kelvin Adams (contributor 47019579) .