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St. Mary’s City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Here Lyeth The Body

 
 
Grave of Lionel Copley and his Wife Anne Boteler image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
1. Grave of Lionel Copley and his Wife Anne Boteler
Inscription. Here lyeth the body of Lionel Copley of Wadworth, County York, England, born 1648, died Sept. 27, 1693. And of Anne Boteler, his wife, of Watton, Woodhull, County Herts, England, died March 5, 1692.

He was sometime Lieutenant Governour of Kingston Upon Hull, 1689–1690, Lieutenant General, Governour in Chief, and Chief Admiral of Maryland in America 1691–1693. His short tenure of life in this Province was marked by singular fidelity in troublous times to his God, his King, and his Country.

To him, the first Royal Governour of Maryland, the Maryland Society of Colonial Dames of America has erected this memorial, September 27, 1922.
 
Erected 1922 by the Maryland Society of Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Saint Mary's City, and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.25′ N, 76° 26.133′ W. Marker is in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Trinity Church Road near Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5). Click for map. It is at the Trinity Episcopal Church cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47477 Trinity Church Road, Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Gravesite on Church Point image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
2. Gravesite on Church Point
At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Entrance to First State House of Maryland (a few steps from this marker); The First State House of Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Leonard Calvert (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Entrance to First State House of Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Trinity Church, St. Mary’s Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); John Llewellyn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landing of the Ark and the Dove (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Maryland Carpenter Blinn (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Allen Senior (within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Mary’s Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in St. Mary’s City.
 
Also see . . .  Early Immigration to Maryland in the Colonial Era: St. Mary’s City. (Submitted on May 6, 2007.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,554 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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