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.